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Sharp rectal pain when pooping. Hurts a bit 10-15 mins after then good. Common blood. High fiber diet. 1-2 times a day. 1st turd hurts then not somuch?

Sharp rectal pain when pooping. Hurts a bit 10-15 mins after then good. Common blood. High fiber diet. 1-2 times a day. 1st turd hurts then not somuch?

Anal fissure: You appear to have an anal fissure. You should see a clinician to get an accurate diagnosis. That being said, an effective treatment for anal fissure is nifedipine ointment 0.2% applied every 12 hours, until your follow up visit in 4 weeks. Hope that helps. ...Read more

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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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Extreme abdominal pain after eating and sharp sudden rectal pain lasting. How can I relieve the pain?

Extreme abdominal pain after eating and sharp sudden rectal pain lasting. How can I relieve the pain?

Many things: Many things can cause the symptoms you are describing. If you are constipated it is a good idea to increase the amount of fluids in your diet. If you have heartburn an over the counter medication such as Tums (calcium carbonate) may provide relief. Otherwise, see your doctor for a proper exam. ...Read more

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Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? Only happens during my period. Pain worsens with more pushing.

Is it normal to have sharp shooting rectal pain during bowel movement w straining? Only happens during my period. Pain worsens with more pushing.

See doctor: Difficult to speculate without an examination of the rectal area and a pelvic examination. It could be adenomyosis or endometriosis, or just hemorroids, so anything I say is just speculation. At your age it doesn't seem dangerous, so addressing the problem will depend on how serious the problem is to you. ...Read more

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Sharp intermittent low left inside back pain then diarrhea onset 24 hours ago does divrrticulitis cause sharp stabbing left rectal pain diarrhea

Sharp intermittent low left inside back pain then diarrhea onset 24 hours ago does divrrticulitis cause sharp stabbing left rectal pain diarrhea

It could: You should be evaluated by a doctor if you have severe pain. There are other things that can cause these symptoms, although diverticulitis could be the cause. Diverticulitis should be treated by a doctor. ...Read more

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Period 4 days late, sharp pelvic and rectal pain, mild spotting, shoulder pain, some dizziness, pulse/heartbeat on right side like a quiver?

Period 4 days late, sharp pelvic and rectal pain, mild spotting, shoulder pain, some dizziness, pulse/heartbeat on right side like a quiver?

See your doctor: Several possibilities, including pregnancy or pregnancy problems such as a tubal/ectopic (out of place) pregnancy than could be serious. Might also be other problems such as hormonal imbalance (even polycystic ovarian syndrome--pcos), stds, other infection. Best to check it out. If you don't want to be pregnant, you should discuss birth control. If you do, you should talk about that. ...Read more

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Can interstitial cystitis cause sharp shooting vaginal and rectal pain in addition to cramping w/ full bladder? A urologist I knows says "nope". Ic doesn't do that.

Consider workup: While it is possible that ic can cause quite severe pelvic floor pain, you should be seen by a urologist who is familiar with ic. Make sure there is not something else going on to cause your pain, such as endometriosis, infection, abscess, mass. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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Have had severe rectal pain for 8+ mos., feels like sharp gravel on L side--started the day after a routine colonoscopy!! ... Was I injured during C?

Have had severe rectal pain for 8+ mos., feels like sharp gravel on L side--started the day after a routine colonoscopy!! ... Was I injured during C?

It's possible.: If your symptoms have gone on for 8 months, you really need to get back to the doctor who did the colonoscopy and be reevaluated for the cause of pain. It simply isn't possible to give any significant information on a forum without further workup and examination. Best wishes. ...Read more

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Lower abdo pain right side. Regular bowel but hard&dark. Blood I suspect rectal. Rectal pain.2day sharp pain low abdo when passing stoel. Possible cause?

Abdominal pain: I am an ER physician so right sided lower abdominal pain always concerns me. However when you have the pain when passing stool my likely thought would be rectal fissure which is helped with increased fluids and fiber. Other thought would be diverticulits or diverticular pain. If symptoms persist or worsen get checked. ...Read more

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R side ovulation pain for years, several months-blood clots during period, sharp pain in rectal area a wk b4 period, cramps day b4 period starts?

Endometriosis: You may have endometriosis. This is a chronic condition associated with painful menses, rectal pain, pain with intercourse, etc. The way to definitively diagnosis this is with laparoscopy. Symtom relief occurs with suppressing menses either with birth control pills, depot Provera (medroxyprogesterone) and Lupron. There are many other reasons for pelvic pain. It is important to have an evaluation by a GYN Doctor. ...Read more

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I am having rectal pain with a bowel movement, also a sharp but not bad pain in my upper right abdomen that comes and goes. I'm thinking I should see?

I am having rectal pain with a bowel movement, also a sharp but not bad pain in my upper right abdomen that comes and goes. I'm thinking I should see?

See a doctor: Your rectal pain could be anal fissure, or a hemorrhoid.
your upper abdominal pain could be an ulcer, or your gallbladder.
eat light food, avoid spicy and greasy food, drink a lot of water, and juices, eat fruits and vegetables, eat more fibers, keep your bowel soft,
check with your doctor for some testing ...Read more

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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. ...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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Severe rectal pain?

Grading: Range 1-10 with zero is nine and 10is worst ever and awful!
Birthing pain and kidney stones are among the worst reported.
Rectum and anus are the end of the bowel and pain can occur with cancer infection clotting in the area ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more