Rectum & Anal Canal


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The last 12cm (4.7 in) length of large intestine covered in smooth muscle emptying into the anal canal.

Anal Canal

The final section of digestive tract, from 2.5 to 4 cm (1 to 1.6 inches) in length, emptying through the anus.

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A swelling of the veins around your rectum and anus!

Prevention: When you gotta go, GO! The more you hold it, the more prone you are to hemoroids!

See also User's Manual: Large Intestine

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Amazing Facts

  • The large intestine averages 5 feet long.
  • The colon is home to 100 trillion bacteria.
  • Human feces are normally 1/4 dead intestinal bacteria.
  • The body's bacteria could fill a soup can.
  • The large intestine averages 5 feet long.

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Digestive Organs

Glands involved in digestion