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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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I have rectal pain with periods, why?

Endometriosis?: Without knowning anything at all, endometriosis is on the radar. You need to see a doctor and have a discussion with them.

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How to prevent rectal pain from endometriosis?

Estrogen blockers: The only way to prevent it is to treat the underlying condition. Sometimes endometriosis involves the the rectum, and there is no way for the doctor or the patient to prevent it unless the underlying condition is bad enough to warrant estrogen blocking drugs. You can take stool softeners, which may help if the rectum is involved.

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How to ease rectal pain during my period?

How to ease rectal pain during my period?

NSAID's etc.: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excess sugar and low quality carbohydrates. Don’t add extra salt to food and avoid processed foods. Avoid caffeine and alcohol use. Consider use of acupuncture or acupressure as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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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

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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.