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What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

What is causing my rectal pain and bleeding? No past hemorrhoid problems.

See your doctor: There are a variety of causes including fissures and hemorrhoids, but you need to make sure you don't have a cancerous growth. Visit your doctor and make sure you get a complete physical exam, including a rectal exam. If you are age 50 or better and you never have had a colonoscopy, you should talk with your doctor about arranging this too. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Hemorrhoids (Definition)

The veins in the rectum can swell and become puffy when a person has frequent pressure on them from pushing out a bm. This is constipation. The swollen veins can burn, itch, or sometimes become severely painful (from a clot building up inside). Veins in the rectum are called hemorrhoidal veins and the sick, stretched out vein ...Read more


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Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid without bleeding? I have extreme rectal pain and dr said it is a small hemorrhoid, but i am afraid. Please help!

Is it possible to have a hemorrhoid without bleeding? I have extreme rectal pain and dr said it is a small hemorrhoid, but i am afraid. Please help!

Just hemorrhoids ?: Are you sure you have just hemorrhoids? Pain from the rectum that recurs may also indicate anal fissures, proctitis (due to infection, inflammatory bowel disease, radiation therapy, stercoral ulcers, rectal prolapse, trauma, etc.), prctalgia fugax. Depending on your age, risk factors, current medication (aspirin, nsaid's), circumstances, you will want to get evaluated. ...Read more

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I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

I have rectal pain, little constipation, hemorrhoids. What is main cause?

See Colorectal surg: 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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Rectal pain sudden when sit/standing. What does a hemorrhoid feel like?

Variety symptoms: It is not necessarily associated with positional changes but more commo ly as itching, swelling, pain, bloody stools, etc. You may have a thrombosed (clotted) hemorrhoid. ...Read more

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In addition to bright red streak in stools, smelly stools, rectal pain, I'm noticing I have lower rt abdominal pain. Could it still be hemorrhoids?

In addition to bright red streak in stools, smelly stools, rectal pain, I'm noticing I have lower rt abdominal pain. Could it still be hemorrhoids?

Blood in stools: Blood in stools is not normal and needs to be explained. The association of blood in stools, rectal pain, malodor and abdominal pain suggest a significant problem, possibly colitis. Your doctor will do an examination and will probably advise colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Constipation, rectal pain when sitting, spots of bright red blood on tissue, diarrhea, stomach cramps on right side. Ibs? Hemorrhoid?

Constipation, rectal pain when sitting, spots of bright red blood on tissue, diarrhea, stomach cramps on right side.  Ibs?  Hemorrhoid?

Both or neither...: Need diagnosis first. "cure" depends on if simply just hemorrhoids/fissure or something serious. Have you been straining at stool, have rectal dysfunction, perform an activity that increases pelvic engorgement with blood or increases pelvic pressure (heavy lifting, prolonged sitting, etc.)? History of colitis, infection, rectal/anal trauma or high risk? Best to get checked--don't delay please. ...Read more

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Rectal Pain (Definition)

Anorectal pain is a symptom in which a person has pain in his anus (where his stool/poop comes out) and his rectum (the part of his intestine just inside the anus). The pain may be there only during pooping, or both during ...Read more


Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

Bleeding is a term describing the loss of blood. It can occur inside the body due to damage to blood vessels or organs or outside the body during menstruation or when there is a ...Read more