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Rectum (Definition)

The rectum is the last portion of the GI tract where the colon ends. It is heavily muscled and generally remains contacted to control the colonic contents but is under conscious control when a ...Read more


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How big of a mass in the rectum can a pelvic cat scan detect?

How big of a mass in the rectum can a pelvic cat scan detect?

Few milimeter or mor: Ct scan can pick rectal mass from few milimeters to a centimeter. Preferably method would be rectal exam with finger/sigmoid/colonoscope. ...Read more

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I think my hemorrhoid was misdiagnosed, I can't poop and when I feel in my rectum I feel a hard mass that is almost blocking my rectum. No pain.

I think my hemorrhoid was misdiagnosed, I can't poop and when I feel in my rectum I feel a hard mass that is almost blocking my rectum. No pain.

see your doctor: At 24 years of age, this is likely stool impaction rather than a cancer, but if you are unable to defecate and indeed you cannot pass whatever is in your rectum, you need to see a physician. If it is impaction, manual disimpaction with or without enemas may help. If this is from a mass, then this need urgent evaluation. This is not a hemorrhoid, they are not hard unless the are thrombosed. ...Read more

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Small mass near rectum, has been there for a while. Bleeds while passing stool and sore. Put tea tree oil on it and it turned almost white. Normal?

Small mass near rectum, has been there for a while. Bleeds while passing stool and sore. Put tea tree oil on it and it turned almost white. Normal?

A thrombosed: (clotted) hemorrhoid is the most likely diagnosis. This is due to blood clotting in one of the small veins surrounding the anal opening (external) or rectum (internal) The ONLY way of being sure is an exam. Your Family Physician, GYN or PCP will be able to tell. And suggest treatment! ...Read more

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My rectum is so soft?

Rectum not normal?: Hi

I may need you to rephrase your question.

But, the assumption I make is that your stool is frequent and/ or soft in the morning. It is very common to have a bowel movement at the same time every day. And, to have this happen when one first awakes is also very common.

But, if your stool is not formed you may have a parasite infection or a food allergy and this needs to be evaluated. ...Read more

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I have verry sever pain in my rectum why?

Proctalgis: Proctalgia is rectal pain. Any injury can produce pain. Hemorrhoids, fissures and fistula can also cause rectal pain. Symptoms are generally due to spasm of the rectal muscles. Treatment may include warm baths, relaxation techniques, oral or injected medications if there is nothing to address surgically, see your doctor for more detailed history, exam & treatment. ...Read more

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I am having extreme rectum pain. What could it be?

See doctor: It is not feasible to provide a meaningful answer without additional information and physical examination. Please consult your doctor as you should not have pain. ...Read more

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What causes a prolapsed rectum?

What causes a prolapsed rectum?

Loose pelvic muscles: A prolapsed rectum occurs because the supporting muscles and ligaments have loosened due to age, illness of connective tissues, pregnancy, obesity, or other conditions that cause pelvic floor weakness. This needs surgical repair to prevent complications. ...Read more

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What can cause rectum bleeding?

What can cause rectum bleeding?

Many things: Some causes of rectal bleeding are:

1. hemorrhoids
2.- fissures
3.- arteriovenous malformations
4.- polyps
5.- cancer
6.- colitis
7.- upper GI bleed

Etc, etc, etc....

It is always good to get seen by a physcian if you are experiencing rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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I have a little cyst in my rectum?

I have a little cyst in my rectum?

Hemorrhoid?: It may be a hemorrhoid. It would be worth meeting with your family practice physician to discuss the issue. ...Read more

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What may cause bleeding from rectum?

What may cause bleeding from rectum?

Rectal bleeding : Can have many causes such as simple hemorrhoids or fissures, but there are other disorders of the gastrointestinal tract like inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulitis... Etc. This is something that needs a medical evaluation and possibly a colonoscopy for a proper diagnosis. Take care! ...Read more

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I HAVE ITCHING AND PAIN IN MY RECTUM?

I HAVE ITCHING AND PAIN IN MY RECTUM?

Fissure: The most common cause of this is either anal fissures or an external hemorrhoid. These are easily diagnosed by your doctor with a simple exam. Soak your bottom and boost your fiber intake. There are also some good OTC medications you can use. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Where does rectum bleeding come from?

Different causes: It can be a hemorrhoid, a cut or fissure, or colitis or crohns or other causes. Blood in the stool should be evaluated and taken seriously as to the cause. Your doctor will ask you about the possible causes and perform a rectal exam. A referral for a colonoscopy might be warranted to further evaluate the cause. ...Read more

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How I can finish itching from rectum?

How I can finish itching from rectum?

See derm: See dermatologist for treatment. This is probably seborrheic dermatitis. There is treatment to control this problem. ...Read more

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I have severe bleeding from my rectum?

I have severe bleeding from my rectum?

Get to the hospital!: Bleeding from the GI tract is never normal, but severe bleeding can be life-threatening. Lots of possibilities here, some of which can be very serious. Get to the emergency room please so the severity and cause of your bleeding can be determined, and the bleeding corrected. ...Read more

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What makes you bleed from your rectum?

What makes you bleed from your rectum?

Numerous: From hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, to polyps, tumors benign or malignant. Also, meckel's diverticulum, and upper GI sources such as ulcers and gastritis and tumors benign or malignant. No bleeding is normal. Get properly evaluated by a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or at least by your primary care doctor. Do not ignore rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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What can cause lumps to grow in my rectum?

Hemorrhoids: Anal cancer, venereal warts or condyloma. A good exam and anoscopy by a colorectal surgeon will make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Bleeding from the rectum. Is this worrying?

Can be: Until the correct diagnosis and cause is determined. See a colorectal surgeon for diagnosis and treatment. No amount of rectal bleeding should ever be considered normal. ...Read more

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Pain in rectum and anus -- what could it be?

Preparation h: Use preparation h will relieve the pain. Have it checked for hemorrhoids. ...Read more

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Rectum is bleeding, desperate for solutions!?

Rectum is bleeding, desperate for solutions!?

Rectal bleeds: Bleeding per rectum may originate in the anal canal, the rectum, or further up the line. Frequent anal sources of bleeding include hemorrhoids & fissures, that may respond to modifying stool texture (fiber, softeners) and topical agents, or require further intervention. Similar bleeds can be seen with anal & rectal cancer, infections, ischemic colitis, diverticular bleeds, inflammatory bowel, etc. ...Read more

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Fresh blood coming from rectum, what is this?

Fresh blood coming from rectum, what is this?

Numerous: From hemorrhoids, fissures, fistulae, inflammatory bowel disease, diverticulosis, to polyps, tumors benign or malignant. Also, meckel's diverticulum, and upper GI sources such as ulcers and gastritis and tumors benign or malignant. No bleeding is normal. Get properly evaluated by a GI doctor or colorectal surgeon or at least by your primary care doctor. Do not ignore rectal bleeding. ...Read more

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How can I know if I have herpes in my rectum?

How can I know if I have herpes in my rectum?

Testing: A herpes viral culture can determine if a rash is due to the herpes virus. A doctor can perform this if there is an active lesion. If there is no active lesion, a blood test can be performed to determine if there are antibodies against any recent or past herpes infection. ...Read more

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What are little white bumps inside the rectum?

Not sure: How you are seeing white bumps inside the rectum? As to what they are it is hard to say without examining you. Ask your pcp to look opr refer you to a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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When I ovulate I get shooting pains up rectum?

When I ovulate I get shooting pains up rectum?

Are you sure?: You are assuming that this is related to ovulation or an ovarian cyst formation. When the pain is present, go in to see your doctor and ask about an ultrasound. ...Read more

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My rectum and clit itch very bad! Please help?

My rectum and clit itch very bad! Please help?

Inflamation: Please see your gynecologist to determine the exact cause and needed treatment for this. It may be as simple as yeast or something more difficult to cure. If it does not get better with the first treatment, persist in seeing him/her or seek another gynecologist. ...Read more