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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
It isn't : Rectal pain is a symptom not a disease. If one complains of pain in the rectum they have rectal pain. This should be differentiated from anal pain.
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sidney Vinson
26 years experience Gastroenterology
See below: Functional rectal pain syndrome is a rectal pain which cannot be explained and is accompanied by negative tests (manometry, colonoscopy) . It can be ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Avdalovic
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Several things: Some benign causes could include hemorrhoids or breaks in the skin called fissures, while more dangerous cause may include ulcers or even cancer. The ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Could be a : Fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia fugax or tumor/inflammation, abscess. You need an exam to make a diagnosis and appropriate therapy.
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Hard to say: Until i know what haas caused the rectal pain. Was it trauma, hemorrhoids, anal fissures, abscess? All will have different healing rates depending on ... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Samuel Freedman
8 years experience Pediatrics
Rectal pain: Three sources are more common: 1. Rectal fissure or tear 2. Hemorrhoids 3. Pruritis ani or rectal itching usually caused by pinworms. The first two ar ... Read More
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A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cindy Juster
35 years experience Pediatrics
Please see your Dr.: There are a number of possible causes for rectal pain; the only way to determine the diagnosis is to see your doctor. Your doctor will need to examin ... Read More
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A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Heidi Fowler
24 years experience Psychiatry
Rectal pain: Rectal pain - The rectum is the last section of the Large Intestine. Rectal pain means that there is discomfort in that area.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jan Rakinic
37 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Stress management: It sounds like you have 'proctalgia fugax'. People with this commonly relate rectal pain that awakes them at night, and often goes away before they ca ... Read More
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Joseph Roosth
34 years experience Internal Medicine
Go get checked: Rectal pain can be due to simple problems such as hemorrhoids or constipation that are often treated quite simply, but can also be due to cancers that ... Read More
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