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Glossary for Recto anal disorders

Medical terms related to Recto anal disorders or mentioned in this section include:

  • AIDS: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Amoebiasis: An infectious disease caused by a free-living amoebic parasite called Entamoeba histolytica. The organism infects the bowel and causes gastroenteritis. Infection occurs through ingesting contaminated food or water. It is more common in countries with poor sanitation. The incubation period may last from days to weeks before symptoms appear.
  • Anal cancer: A cancerous malignancy that is located anatomically in the anus
  • Anal conditions: Conditions that affect the anus
  • Anal disorder: diseases of the anal region
  • Anal fissure: A painful ulcer linear to the margin of the anus
  • Anal pain: A sensation of pain that is located in the region of the anus
  • Anal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the anus.
  • Chancroid: An sexually transmitted disease caused by the Haemophilus ducreyi bacteria and is characterized by painful genital ulceration.
  • Colitis: Inflammation of the colon
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Diverticular Disease: Protrusions of the colon wall (diverticulosis) or their inflammation (diverticulitis)
  • Diverticulitis: diverticulitis is inflammation of an abnormal pouch(diverticulum) in the intestinal wall. These pouches are usually found in the large intestine
  • Fissures: Any cleft or groove especially a deep fold in the cerebral cortex involving its entire thickness
  • Fistula: The abnormal passage between two internal organs
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Hemorrhoids: A condition characterized by the prolapse of an anal cushion that may result in bleeding and pain
  • Herpes: Virus with one subtype causing cold sores and another causing genital herpes.
  • Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Pruritus ani: common condition which causes itching and irritation around the anus
  • Rectum symptoms: Symptoms affecting the rectum at the end of the digestive tract.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases: Various diseases spread by sexual contact.
  • Shigellosis: An infectious disease which affects the intestinal tract and is caused by the Shigella bacteria. The condition may be severe, especially in children, but may be asymptomatic in some cases. The disease can be transmitted through fecal-oral contact.
  • Skin symptoms: Symptoms affecting the skin.
  • Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.

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