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A 59-year-old male asked:

Rectal sweating for 1yr. be ts confirms diverticula in sigmoid colon, colonoscopy shows no masses, blockages etc.could it be a helminthic condition?

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Dr. Carla Enriquez
Pediatrics 52 years experience
Do you mean mucous?: Anal discharge is most likely proctitis, seborrhea or anal fissure. Have you been cleared of std? Helminthic infections usually do not have rectal discharge. A stool test for ova and parasites and blood work could rule out a parasitic infestation. Colonoscopy may well have identified them as well.
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