Anal marisca - Definition

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Anal marisca are small masses located at the anal margin, near the anus, the end of the gastro-intestinal tract. The marisca is generally soft and painless on palpation. Anal marisca appear almost exclusively due to external hemorrhoids, which are a dilation of the veins of the anus. In general, external hemorrhoids disappear spontaneously after a few days of evolution, but they can leave a type of scar, which is the marisca. Anal marisca present no health hazard and usually cause no pain, it is not necessary to treat them. In rare cases, however, mainly for large marisca, they can be responsible for discomfort or itching, in which case they can be removed surgically.

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