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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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I have large, itchy, flaking, dark patches on my pubic area and rectum?

I have large, itchy, flaking, dark patches on my pubic area and rectum?

Intertrigo: Intertrigo (intertriginous dermatitis) is an inflammatory condition of skin folds, induced or aggravated by heat, moisture, maceration, friction, and lack of air circulation. Intertrigo frequently is worsened or colonized by infection, which most commonly is candidal but also may be bacterial, fungal, or viral. Intertrigo commonly affects the axilla, perineum, inframammary creases, abdominal folds. ...Read more

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Sudden oneset pinched like itchy feeling inside my rectum behind my anus ring. What could it be?

Sudden oneset pinched like itchy feeling inside my rectum behind my anus ring. What could it be?

TimetoStopThDryClean: Could be you're not wiping that area enough after you unload. Try moistening the toilet paper a bit with some water (cold, not hot) and wipe thoroughly; also, try and push inside a bit to clean out that rim. If that doesn't work, keep doing that anyways and get some antifungal cream at the drug store and try using that three times a day for a week and if that doesn't work write back, there's more ...Read more

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I have an itchy rectum ?

Pruritus ani: Pruritus ani is a medical condition that causes an itchy rectum. A number of foods have been associated with this condition: spices, hor sauces, pepper, coffee, tea, carbonated beverages, milk products, tomatoes, tomato products, white bread. You may want to delete some of these foods and see it that helps. Other causes include pinworms, hemorrhoids, psoriasis, diabetes and yeast. ...Read more

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My rectum is itchy and I bleed a little when I excrete feces, what do I do?

My rectum is itchy and I bleed a little when I excrete feces, what do I do?

See below: A common cause of anal itching in adults is called pruritus ani, leaving pinpoint spots of blood on the tissue from superficial skin inflammation. The most common causes are caffeine and excess moisture. Eliminate caffeine and keep the area dry with corn starch powder, not talcum powder. ...Read more

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A clear/yellowish, odorless discharge coming from my rectum making it very itchy. What could this be?

Signs of Trouble: This situation, while common, may not lead to a full diagnosis. I would consider food allergies as the most likely cause. If there is any anal sexual history then we can discuss this. If there is redness or skin irritation one may consider yeast infection. ...Read more

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I have an itchy rectum for the past few weeks, looked through the mirror in the hole, small tiny white particles like ulcers present ? Thanks.

I have an itchy rectum for the past few weeks, looked through the mirror in the hole, small tiny white particles like ulcers present ?
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See GI specialist: If you truly have ulcers you should see a GI specialist and possibly get a colonoscopy with biopsies looking for inflammatory bowel disease such as Crhns or ulcerative colitis. However, if a lot of itching, may simply have hemorrhoids, worms (can place scotch tape on your rectum at night to look for), etc. ...Read more