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How is rectal pain diagnosed?

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Dr. Sidney Vinson
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Sidney Vinson
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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: You mean worked up?

If you mean, what is the workup for rectal pain, it starts with an exam. You should see a colon rectal surgeon.
It's important for you to quantify your symptoms. When do you have pain, how often, for how long, does anything make it better or worse, does it seem related to anything. After history is taken and you've been examined, more tests may be ordered.

In brief: You mean worked up?

If you mean, what is the workup for rectal pain, it starts with an exam. You should see a colon rectal surgeon.
It's important for you to quantify your symptoms. When do you have pain, how often, for how long, does anything make it better or worse, does it seem related to anything. After history is taken and you've been examined, more tests may be ordered.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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