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Rectal Ulcer (Overview)

A rectal ulcer is when you have a breakdown of the lining of rectum. Though there can be many causes the common ones include rectal prolapse, internal intersusseption, and neoplasm ( benign or malignant). Evaluation with possible biopsy by a colon and rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist is needed. Treatment depends on it's cause. Hope this helps.


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What is rectal ulcer?

What is rectal ulcer?

Breakdown in lining.: A rectal ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the rectum called the mucosa. The rectum is a muscular tube that passes stool from the colon and out of the anus. Ulceration can cause bleeding, discomfort, straining, and passage of mucus. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition that can occur in patients with chronic constipation. ...Read more

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Rectal Ulcer (Overview)

A rectal ulcer is when you have a breakdown of the lining of rectum. Though there can be many causes the common ones include rectal prolapse, internal intersusseption, and neoplasm ( benign or malignant). Evaluation with possible biopsy by a colon and rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist is needed. Treatment depends on it's cause. Hope this helps.


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Does pentasa (mesalamine) has any side effect during breast feeding cause I have rectal ulcer and breast fed my 7/12 old baby ? Is it risky ?

Does pentasa (mesalamine) has any side effect during breast feeding cause I have rectal ulcer and breast fed my 7/12 old baby ? Is it risky ?

Probably safe: While there are no large controlled studies of this medication during bf, the reported side efects are rare or minor. Watery diarrhea has been reported but that overlaps with expected bf stools anyway. See hale t "medications and mothers milk, 15ed, 2012. ...Read more

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Uc. Starting to bleed wid mucus bt its b4 i pas stools on its own or on the edge of my 1st few then i pass nrmal stools. Does it mean rectal ulcers?

Uc. Starting to bleed wid mucus bt its b4 i pas stools on its own or on the edge of my 1st few then i pass nrmal stools. Does it mean rectal ulcers?

Mucusy discharge is : Not uncommon with uc.Its the diseased inner lining of rectum and colon which sloughs off and gets excreted.I see you are on Prednisone along with asacol (mesalamine).If you start having increase bloody discharge, fevers, abdominal pain and diarrhes in excess of 8-10 bm then thats a concern.Your symptomsdont sound like a flare up esp. If you r passing normal stools. Its not usually ulcers but worsening inflamma. ...Read more

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What kind of pills or treatment can somebody get for rectal ulcer?

Treat rectal ulcers: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex... ...Read more

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Is there any cure for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome?

Is there any cure for solitary rectal ulcer  syndrome?

Treatment: for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome depends on severity. Behavior modification, medication, or even surgery may be in the treatment plan. Lifestyle modification can help control the symptoms (water/fiber/exercise). When symptoms are not controllable surgery to remove the rectum would indeed be curative. ...Read more

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What is rectal ulcer?

Breakdown in lining.: A rectal ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the rectum called the mucosa. The rectum is a muscular tube that passes stool from the colon and out of the anus. Ulceration can cause bleeding, discomfort, straining, and passage of mucus. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition that can occur in patients with chronic constipation. ...Read more

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Home remeidy for rectal ulcer. Used up my sick days?

Depends: Rectal ulcers have many causes from cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, to "internal prolapse", radiation effects etc, treatment depends on cause, you need to see your doc or a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: rectal ulcer?

Breakdown of lining: A rectal ulcer is when you have a breakdown of the lining of rectum. Though there can be many causes the common ones include rectal prolapse, internal intersusseption, and neoplasm ( benign or malignant). Evaluation with possible biopsy by a colon and rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist is needed. Treatment depends on it's cause. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more