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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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My anus is purple and it gets moist and collects lint. I was wondering if it was normal for it to be moist and purple or should I see a specialist?

My anus is purple and it gets moist and collects lint. I was wondering if it was normal for it to be moist and purple or should I see a specialist?

External hemorrhoids: Sounds like your problem. You need to make sure you are never constipated; take metamucil or other fiber supplement several times a day with plenty of fluids. Sitz baths can help, and vaseline for hard BMs. I don't recommend hemorrhoid preparations, with voodoo ingredients like shark oil. They are just expensive vaseline.
If the problem isn't going away, see your doctor. ...Read more

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Is my rectum supposed to be purple is that normal?

Is my rectum supposed to be purple is that normal?

Anus: Purplish discoloration of the anal area is usually due to prolapse of rectal tissue and or hemorrhoids. This may not cause any symptoms but can cause some bleeding, seepage of feces or mucus and anal itching. See your physician if you have further concerns. ...Read more

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What causes a sharp pain in the anus/rectum?

What causes a sharp pain in the anus/rectum?

Pains: There are a multitude of issues that can cause rectal/anal pain. These include a fissure (crack in the skin), abscess, thrombosed hemorrhoid and others. I would recommend seeing either your primary doctor or a surgeon for an exam. ...Read more

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How is the anus/rectum designed to be a sexual organ?

How is the anus/rectum designed to be a sexual organ?

It is not: Lack of spontaneous lubrication is the biggest difference. Also the lining of the rectum and anus is more sensitive to infection and trauma than the vagina ...Read more

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What can cause a bulging rectum into the anus and how can it be corrected?

Rectal prolapse: The last part of the colon, your rectum can come out of the anus. This called prolapse, it usually requires surgery to fix it. ...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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Hi, I was was just wondering where the prostate, rectum, and anus are located and what their functions are.

Hi, I was was just wondering where the prostate, rectum, and anus are located and what their functions are.

Prostate: Well, let's focus on the prostate. I would hope you know what your anus and rectum do. The prostate produces some but not all of the semen fluid comes out with ejaculation. It is located beneath the bladder and is part of your lower urinary tract. Sperm cells from the testicles are mixed with the semen in the prostate. ...Read more

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I have a swollen line that is above my anus/ goes into my rectum, I've popped it 2x, 2nd time brownish white fluid came out, what is it?

I have a swollen line that is above my anus/ goes into my rectum, I've popped it 2x, 2nd time brownish white fluid came out, what is it?

Peri-rectal abscess: Without proper treatment this can spread and cause further problems. Get checked by a doctor to confirm diagnosis and start appropriate treatment. ...Read more

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Does fecal matter come out of the anus or the rectum?

Normally: Stool accumulates in the rectum and exits via the anus. Not sure what you are asking if this doesn't help your understanding ...Read more

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What is the process called when the doctor checks your rectum or anus?

What is the process called when the doctor checks your rectum or anus?

Exam: The process is called a digital rectal exam if the doctor only palpates with a finger. If the doctor uses a small speculum that is called an anoscopy. If a longer scope is used it is a rigid or flexible sigmoidoscopy. ...Read more

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

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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I have a weird, kind of hard, pimple on my anus and one or two more as u enter the rectum a bit, it has been 9 days and it hurts, what could it be?

I have a weird, kind of hard, pimple on my anus and one or two more as u enter the rectum a bit, it has been 9 days and it hurts, what could it be?

Thrombosed hemorrhoi: Most likely a thrombosed hemorrhoid though other possibilities exist. After that many days, it may require 'lancing'. ...Read more

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Internal anal pain alternating sides, few days of the left, few days on the right then back again. No bleeding at all. Slipping feel in rectum/anus?

Hemmorhoids: Are most common cause of anal pain, but this is a strange pain pattern. Slipping is not a typical complaint, no idea what is meant by it. You don't give any other information about age, other conditions, etc. So this would be a pure guess. You really should have an exam to get to the cause of this. Good luck! ...Read more

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Anus near rectum gets moist and uncomfortable when doing physical activity. If I wipe after tissue is clear but wet. Is it sweat? I eat alot of fibre

Anus near rectum gets moist and uncomfortable when doing physical activity. If I wipe after tissue is clear but wet. Is it sweat? I eat alot of fibre

This is a common-: -area for sweating when exercising. Some more than others other areas R Scilla, between breasts, back & head & neck. B sure 2 wear an undergarment that wicks away moisture. UnderArmor has good products. Just B sure 2 shower & keep the area dry even when not exercising. Sounds gross, but going camando under a skirt around the house will also keep the area dry. ...Read more

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I am bleeding from my anus. I'm bleeding internally but it's very close to the end of the rectum. I think it might be internal hemorroids, help please?

Perhaps: Rectal bleeding should always be initially evaluated by a doctor. Yes it is certainly possible that it is hemorrhoids (eat plenty of fiber daily) but other causes of rectal bleeding are common in your age group such as inflammation of the rectum (proctitis) or other causes. A scope that looks into the rectum will aid in the diagnosis and rule out serious causes. ...Read more

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What is the lump in my rectum or anus? Could it be a hemorrhoid

What is the lump in my rectum or anus? Could it be a hemorrhoid

May not be: Any lump in the anus, or rectum malignancy is the first suspicion, must be seen by your physician.. Month of march is colorectal cancer awareness & prevention month and more reason to see your physician. ...Read more

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A sharp pain in the buttock maybe the anus or in the rectum what does this means?

Depends: This could be an infection, a pilonidal cyst, a rectal spasm, hemorrhoid or tear/fissure. I would suggest an exam by your doctor if this pain persists. ...Read more

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Proctolog:i have lump in anus or inside lower rectum is that dangerious and what can be done

Physical exam: See a doctor promptly for physical exam. Depending on those findings, your age, and history, other studies may be necessary, such as colonoscopy to better evaluate this problem. Lumps inside the anus can be a hemorrhoid, polyp or tumor, and needs prompt evaluation by your doctor or surgeon. ...Read more

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Is it possible for a child's anus or rectum to be too small and cause him to have trouble with pooping?

Is it possible for a child's anus or rectum to be too small and cause him to have trouble with pooping?

Yes- anal stenosis: As the intestine forms, it starts out like a long sausage that eventually forms an open space thru the middle. This gut descends to meet the skin of the outside (a different cell type) & the joining point can be tight or never actually connect. If a gloved little finger can easily enter the bottom, that is not the problem. Discuss the issue with your dr. ...Read more

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Several years ago I was diagnosed with a weak muscle in my rectum/anus. This gives me a problem. Can anything be done to fix the weak muscle?

Several years ago I was diagnosed with a weak muscle in my rectum/anus. This gives me a problem. Can anything be done to fix the weak muscle?

Weak anal sphincter: This depends on a couple of things. Where the weakness is secondary to disruption of the muscle (number one cause prior 4th degree episiotomy repair) or whether it is due to a pudendal nerve weakness (the nerve that innervates the muscle). The general answer of treatment options is divided between the two causes. A colon ; rectal surgeon can evaluate for you. ...Read more

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Hello, I'm 17 years old and every time I'm done doing my business right well I've noticed that I'm bleeding from my anus/rectum area this started abou?

Anal bleeding: Check for hemmorhoids. Do you have constipation? That can cause hemorrhiods due to excessive straining during BM. Avoid hemorrhoids by drinking about 2-3 liters/ day water /gatorade, juices, milk and eating fiber lke a cup of oats, lentils, barley brown rice /day Also consider diverticular bleeding which is rare at 17, polyps or inflammatory bowel disease ...Read more

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Could gonorrhea of the anus have scarred my rectum and colon? Is there some way to heal it?

Unlikely: Anal gonorrhea does not usually cause long-term complications. If you've been treated for anal gonorrhea and are still having symptoms, you should be evaluated for reinfection or for other anorectal conditions. ...Read more

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Is an itchy anus or rectum also a symptom of an abscess down there?

Is an itchy anus or rectum also a symptom of an abscess down there?

Usually PAIN: Itchy anus often due to hemorrhoids, can be due to worms, skin irritation, fungal skin infection, psoriasis, lichen planus (skin condition), etc. Anal problems can lead to abscess (pus pocket)-generally very painful, with fever; itching would be the least of it. ...Read more

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How far (how many inches) inside rectum hemorrhoid could be, are they in and around anus only?

Hemorrhoids.: Hemorrhoids are not in the rectum. They are in the anus and there two major types. External- they hurt. Internals - they donot hurt. ...Read more

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I recently had bright red bleeding from anus. I found two lumps in my rectum. I went to a gyno she couldn't feel them. Should I go to a gi?

I recently had bright red bleeding from anus. I found two lumps in my rectum. I went to a gyno she couldn't feel them. Should I go to a gi?

Definitely,,,: Bleeding from the rectum that recurs may indicate hemorrhoids, anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.) or bleeding source further upstream. The bumps may be a separate issue. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's, anticoagulants can cause bleeding), get evaluated. ...Read more

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I'm with colostomies, a year ago I'm operating and rectum removed, but now I have a mucus in the stool and I flush out the anus, what can be?

Mucus: This can be normal secretion of mucus even if the area is diverted
based on your cancer history you should be scoped if that has not been done recently. ...Read more

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I have been having rectal pain for the past three days and yesterday I took a shower and felt my rectum to explore a golf size lump inside my anus.

I have been having rectal pain for the past three days and yesterday I took a shower and felt my rectum to explore a golf size lump inside my anus.

See your doctor.: It does not say your age on here, so it is difficult to speculate what that lump may be. Regardless, you should see your physician for an examination. Unless your physician is certain what it is, a visit to a gastroenterologist would be the next step in the diagnosis. Hope that helps. Do not ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more

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My friend tried prostate massage and found sticky blood mixed with feces in his rectum. The blood did not flow out. Did he damage his prostate or anus?

My friend tried prostate massage and found sticky blood mixed with feces in his rectum. The blood did not flow out. Did he damage his prostate or anus?

I do not know: But blood from the rectum is not normal, so in all likelihood his attempt at prostate massage caused some minor bleeding/inflammation of his rectal mucosa. If the bleeding persists, he needs to see the GI Dr. Good luck. ...Read more

Anus (Definition)

The anus is the opening of the rectum, through which stool and flatus are passed. The anal canal is about an inch in length, and is ...Read more