Rectal Pain Overview
Rectal pain or discomfort is usually caused by a disorder of the rectum or anus. Common causes include minor rectal injury (e.g. from constipation or diarrhea), hemorrhoids or anal fissure. Rectal itch or anal itch may cause the patient to scratch and thereby cause a minor skin injury.
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- Hemorrhoids: Hemorrhoids are a disorder of the rectum, where enlarged rectal blood vessels protrude from the rectum out of the anus
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- Anal Fissure: Anal fissure is a tear in the anal membrane, usually causing anal bleeding. The bright color of the blood is
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- Injury: Injury, also called “trauma” in medical terms, refers to the physical injury to a body part or organ. There are
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- Rectal Disorders: Rectal disorders are disorders of the internal rectal region which is near the anus. There is much overlap with the
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- Proctitis: Proctitis is the medical name for rectal inflammation or infection of the rectum. The rectum is the internal passage between
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