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What is rectal ulcer?
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Dr. Simon Kimm
Urology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Simon Kimm
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In brief: RECTAL ULCER
It can result from stool pressure ( severe chronic constipation : stercoral ulcer, or from some viral diseases sexually transmitted or from malignancy ( cancer).
Biopsy is imperative in many cases.

In brief: RECTAL ULCER
It can result from stool pressure ( severe chronic constipation : stercoral ulcer, or from some viral diseases sexually transmitted or from malignancy ( cancer).
Biopsy is imperative in many cases.
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