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Would diverticulitis cause anal pain during bowel movements?

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Dr. Scott Hanan
Surgery
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In brief: Prob not

Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid.
Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm?

In brief: Prob not

Probably not. Usually pain with a bowel movement is the result of either an anal fissure or external hemorrhoid.
Neither one is dangerous and both are easily treated. Diverticulitis will usually give a patient fever and abdominal pain. The pain is more constant in nature. How long have you had this pain and is there any bleeding associated with the bm?
Dr. Scott Hanan
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Dr. Allen Kamrava
Surgery - Colorectal

In brief: No

These are two seperate entities.
Diverticulitis usually does not affect the rectum and below.

In brief: No

These are two seperate entities.
Diverticulitis usually does not affect the rectum and below.
Dr. Allen Kamrava
Dr. Allen Kamrava
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