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I have pain in my rectum area when I get ready to pass gas or move my bowls. What can this be?

I have pain in my rectum area when I get ready to pass gas or move my bowls. What can this be?

Anal fissure?: While there is much more information that would be helpful and a simple examination is necessary to make the diagnosis, it sounds most likely that you have an anal fissure. See a colorectal surgeon for further evaluation and treatment, this is probably a very treatable condition. ...Read more

Rectum (Definition)

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 ...Read more


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Once in a while I'll get an excruciating pain in the rectum & It'll hurt to bend over. It kind of feels like trapped gas that won't release. Help?

Once in a while I'll get an excruciating pain in the rectum & It'll hurt to bend over. It kind of feels like trapped gas that won't release. Help?

Not enough detail: Could be sphincter spasm, nerve irritation, gas, etc.Questions to think about-Does it happen after certain foods?Certain times of day?Month?After specific activities?Is there sig. anxiety(can spasm sphincter)?Is there sacral/pelvic musculoskeletal dysf.?A good history & physical, incl. Osteopathic hands-on exam may help find cause.Tests may be needed.Manipulation,meds, food avoidance may be needed ...Read more

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During&after sex i get sharp pains in lower stomach& rectum area. I think it's gas. Happens a lot now during & after sex now. Could this b a problem?

During&after sex i get sharp pains in lower stomach& rectum area. I think it's gas. Happens a lot now during & after sex now. Could this b a problem?

Find reason: Imo one reason for females to have abdominal, pelvic & rectal pain with sex is chronic laxity of sacroiliac joints arousing presacral nerve stimulation. Joint hypermobility syndrome and/or mechanical pelvic injury (oft multiple births) can cause joint laxity; as can hormone relaxin released during menses. Missionary position can arouse pain from pelvic torsion. Spooning might be more comfortable. ...Read more

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I'm 52. I get lower abdomen rectum pain in the mornings soon as I wake up. After passing stool gas the pain stops. What could be the problem.

Gastroenterologist: This may be a gas entrapment problem with some spasm of the levator muscle in the anorectal area relieved by expelling flatus. It would be an unusual pattern for irritable bowel syndrome which often is symptomatic after eating rather than overnight. A gastroenterologist is best qualified to evaluate you. ...Read more

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Why does my rectum bleed when i pass gas?

Why does my rectum bleed when i pass gas?

As above: Could be hemorrhoid , colitis or others , u may in need of colonoscopy. ...Read more

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What causes mucus from the rectum when you pass gas?

What causes mucus from the rectum when you pass gas?

Mucus on stool: Mucus discharge occurs in up to 50% of patients with irritable bowel syndrome, with or without pain. Mucus may also be produced in response to partial obstruction, chronic constipation, rectal dysfunction, infection, ; even from secretory villous tumors of the rectum. At the very least stool studies ; probably a sigmoidoscopy should be considered, but a more extensive evaluation may be warranted. ...Read more

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Gas (Definition)

In a medical context, "having gas" refers to having too much gas in the bowels. This causes burping, cramps in the belly, ...Read more