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Can vague anal/rectal pain be associated with ibs? Can it be psychological?

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Dr. Carolyn Messere
Surgery - Colorectal
3 doctors agree

In brief: Not usually painful

Ibs is not usually painful.
But people with ibs are often stressed, and stress could cause vague anal/rectal pain. Consider meditation or other stress relievers.

In brief: Not usually painful

Ibs is not usually painful.
But people with ibs are often stressed, and stress could cause vague anal/rectal pain. Consider meditation or other stress relievers.
Dr. Carolyn Messere
Dr. Carolyn Messere
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Dr. Charles Cattano
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes and yes, but...

... It may mean so much more.
What circumstances/activity cause symptoms? Does it awaken you from sleep? Is bleeding or change in bowel pattern also present? What are your risk factors and exposures? Any anal trauma (enemas, intercourse, manual or instrumental insertion)? Responses to these questions will alter the answer(and the reassurance) you seek.

In brief: Yes and yes, but...

... It may mean so much more.
What circumstances/activity cause symptoms? Does it awaken you from sleep? Is bleeding or change in bowel pattern also present? What are your risk factors and exposures? Any anal trauma (enemas, intercourse, manual or instrumental insertion)? Responses to these questions will alter the answer(and the reassurance) you seek.
Dr. Charles Cattano
Dr. Charles Cattano
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