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Definition of Anal papilla

Anal papilla: A skin tag that projects up from the junction between the skin and the inside lining of the anus. Anal papillae tend to occur with anal fissures and may be detected on a digital examination of the anus or with a scope. Removal is only necessary if the anal papillae are causing symptoms.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 6/14/2012

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