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A 20-year-old female asked:

Strong rectal odor and now i just experienced a sharp pain that i felt in my lower abdomen all the way to my rectum, what could that mean ?

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
A few possibilities: Infection is what you should think of u are sexually active. Rectal odor and pain may relate to std e.g. Herpes and/or gonorrhea. Usually, there should be vaginal symptoms if this is the case. Other possibilities include inflammatory bowel disease, rectal fissure, or hemorrhoids. Need to see your doc for appropriate management.

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Last updated Apr 8, 2013

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