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I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. what is main cause?

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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics 36 years experience
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 examine the outside of the anus and will likely need to do a rectal exam as well. If your doctor does not find a cause, seeing a gastroenterologist (gi specialist) would be the next step.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
Colon and Rectal Surgery 38 years experience
See Colorectal surg: See a colorectal surgeon for a proper history and physical exam. A number of things can cause rectal pain and correct diagnosis is key to effective treatment.
Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
Rectal pain: Rectal pain is a common problem. Causes of rectal pain include: hemorrhoids, anal fissure, proctalgia fugax, levator ani syndrome, and less common causes include: cancer, infection, inflammatory bowel disease and rectal prolapse. See your doctor for help with a diagnosis.

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