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Rectal discharge: The secretion of fluids (faecal, mucus, blood, pus) from the anus. See detailed information below for a list of 29 causes of Rectal discharge, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.
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Chronic digestive conditions often misdiagnosed: When diagnosing chronic symptoms of the digestive tract, there are a variety of conditions that may be misdiagnosed. The best known, irritable bowel syndrome, is over-diagnosed, whereas other causes that are less...read more »
Intestinal bacteria disorder may be hidden cause: One of the lesser known causes of diarrhea is an imbalance of bacterial in the gut, sometimes called intestinal imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of ...read more »
Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is that antibiotics kill off not only "bad"...read more »
Food poisoning may actually be an infectious disease: Many people who come down with "stomach symptoms" like diarrhea assume that it's "something I ate" (i.e. food poisoning). In fact, it's more likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness (i.e. ...read more »
Mesenteric adenitis misdiagnosed as appendicitis in children: Because appendicitis is one of the more feared conditions for a child with abdominal pain, it can be over-diagnosed (it can, of course, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect). One of...read more »
Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. Some of the better known possibilities are peptic ulcer, colon cancer, irritable bowel syndrome, or GERD....read more »
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Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Rectal discharge, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.
Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :
Subtypes of Rectal discharge:
Gas with discharge (6 causes)
Medical Conditions associated with Rectal discharge:
Rectum symptoms (88 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Immune system symptoms (465 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)
Symptoms related to Rectal discharge:
Rectal pain (27 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Anal fissure (10 causes), Haemorrhoids, Gastrointestinal infection, Bacterial gastrointestinal infection, Parasitic gastrointestinal infection, Rectal prolapse (11 causes), Perianal warts, Rectal ulcer (31 causes), Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis
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