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Rectum (Overview)

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 bathroom trip is required.


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My rectum is so soft?

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

Rectum (Overview)

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 bathroom trip is required.


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Impacted rectum, how do I fix?

Impacted  rectum, how do I fix?

Consult a physician.: I guess you mean impacted stools.Consult a physician. Often a warm mineral oil enema is used to soften and lubricate the stool. However, enemas alone are usually not enough to remove a large, hardened impaction.The mass may have to be broken up by hand. This is called manual removal. A health care provider will need to insert one or two fingers into the rectum and slowly break up the mass. ...Read more

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Is rectum manometry test is painful?

Is rectum manometry test is painful?

Not usually: But it can be a bit uncomfortable. No real pain, just some pressure. ...Read more

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What is the main role of the rectum?

What is the main role of the rectum?

Rectum and colon: The colon has two main functions. The right half of the colon is where some of the water used in the digestive process is absorbed. The left half is a storage unit for the waste of eating. The rectum is the last portion of the storage area and has slightly more muscle to help propel the waste out during defecation. ...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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What do sharp pains in the rectum indicate?

What do sharp pains in the rectum indicate?

Pain: Does it feel like shards of broken glass? Maybe anal fissure. See your physician for an accurate assessment. ...Read more

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