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Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Rectal Pain (Definition)

Rectal pain - The rectum is the last section of the Large Intestine. Rectal pain means that there is ...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?

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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What is the definition or description of: Rectal pain?

What is the definition or description of: Rectal pain?

Rectal pain: Rectal pain - The rectum is the last section of the Large Intestine. Rectal pain means that there is discomfort in that area. ...Read more

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What to do if I have rectal pain in the middle of the night?

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 can try anything to make it better, like a sitz bath. Examination may show spasm of the pelvic floor muscles. It is associated with stress; working on stress management will improve it. ...Read more

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Severe rectal pain for hours after bm?

Fissure: Younae describing a fissure. High fiber, high fluid diet, nitroglycerine ointment. Sometimes surgery is needed. ...Read more

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Can ovarian remnants cause rectal pain?

YES: Yes it cit can still ovulate and cause ovulation pain that can transfer to rectum and or either because if you llost the ovary because of surgery scar tissue can cause rectal pain or if you had any history of endometriosis that still cab stay active and cause pelvic and rectal pain. ...Read more

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Can vaginal and rectal pain be related?

Yes since the vagina: Is on top of the rectum, see your gyn for a workup and u may also need to see the rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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Is my rectal pain related to endometriosis?

Is my rectal pain related to endometriosis?

Possible: If you have a history of endometriosis and are having GI symptoms you should definitely see a specialist and also have a colonoscopy. When endometriosis has invaded the small bowel, large bowel, or rectum, it can be very difficult to manage. You want to stay on top of it. That being said, your pain could be for another reason entirely and a GI doctor can help you figure that out. ...Read more

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What can I take to alleviate severe rectal pain for hours?

What can I take to alleviate severe rectal pain for hours?

Depend : Depends on the etiology (cause) of your pain...Having severe rectal pain is not normal, the most common cause is an anal fissure. Usually if you can keep your bowel movements soft, ( high fiber and plenty of fluids) and take a hot bath after bm these measures usually heal the fissure. If persist see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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After yesterday colonoscopy I have rectal pain. What should I do?

After yesterday colonoscopy I have rectal pain. What should I do?

Rectal pain: You could try taking some Tylenol (acetaminophen) or add Ville but if the pain persists or call your doctor who performed the colonoscopy ...Read more

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I have got rectal pain from few days.It sometimes disappears and sometimes it starts worsening.I wanted to know whether it is due to mastrubation?

I have got rectal pain from few days.It sometimes disappears and sometimes it starts worsening.I wanted to know whether it is due to mastrubation?

? Pelvic congestion : due to several reasons, chronic constipation is a common cause reason for such pain, or inflammation in any part of the genital tract can cause referred pain in the rectal area. If you aren't chronically constipated you may want to see your doctor or surgeon for assessment, good luck ...Read more

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I have horrible rectal pain that today that brought me tears and had to leave the restraunt where I was eating. It's like a sharp, knife, hot poker.

I have horrible rectal pain that today that brought me tears and had to leave the restraunt where I was eating. It's like a sharp, knife, hot poker.

Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx. ...Read more