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Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Rectal Pain (Definition)

Anorectal pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in his anus (where his stool/poop comes out) and his rectum (the part of his intestine just inside the anus). The pain may be there only during pooping, or both during ...Read more


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Acute constipation. Hard to pass stool. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x since yesterday, only passed a few pebbles. Abdom and rectal pain. Colon cancer in family.Help?

Acute constipation. Hard to pass stool. Took miralax (polyethylene glycol) 3x since yesterday, only passed a few pebbles. Abdom and rectal pain. Colon cancer in family.Help?

Constipation: First, constipation by itself is not a specific sign of colon cancer & colon cancer is very unlikely at age 21. Drink more water. Eat much less solid food until the constipation resolves. Can try suppository or enema too. Try stronger laxative like magnesium citrate. Avoid this problem by eating right, avoid junk food & excess alcohol, eat more fruits & vegetables, add metamucil. See your doctor. ...Read more

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How is rectal pain diagnosed?

How is rectal pain diagnosed?

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. ...Read more

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What is functional rectal pain syndrome?

What is functional rectal pain syndrome?

Levator syndrome: Functional rectal pain syndrome is pain in the pelvic floor without any obvious abnormality. There are a couple of different types, but levator syndrome is the most common. Patients complain of severe pain, often on one side. It usually comes and goes, rather than being there all the time. Workup usually doesn't show anything obviously wrong. Some patients have tenderness or muscle spasm. ...Read more

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What are some common causes of rectal pain?

What are some common causes of rectal pain?

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. ...Read more

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If I have rectal pain what's wrong with me?

If I have rectal pain what's wrong with me?

Could be a : Fissure, hemorrhoids, proctalgia fugax or tumor/inflammation, abscess. You need an exam to make a diagnosis and appropriate therapy. ...Read more

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How long does it take for rectal pain to heal?

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 the diagnosis and therapy. ...Read more

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What are?The causes of rectal?Pain in children?

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 are exacerbated by constipation. ...Read more

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Why do I have constant rectal pain and who do I see?

Why do I have constant rectal pain and who do I see?

Colorectal surgeon: 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. ...Read more

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