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Proctalgia: Introduction

Pain in the rectum. Another name for the condition is proctodynia. Proctalgia is diagnosed when other medical causes of rectal pain such as hemorrhoids, anal abscesses, anal fissures and certain medications can be ruled out. Proctalgia fugax is a type of proctalgia involving severe rectal pain which occurs without any obvious cause. ...more »

Symptoms of Proctalgia

Home Diagnostic Testing

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Wrongly Diagnosed with Proctalgia?

Proctalgia: Related Patient Stories

Proctalgia: Deaths

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Types of Proctalgia

Causes of Proctalgia

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Disease Topics Related To Proctalgia

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Proctalgia: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Proctalgia

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild or even absent symptoms. Although the most common symptoms are anal itch (or more »

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 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 more »

Antibiotics often causes diarrhea: The use of antibiotics are very likely to cause some level of diarrhea in patients. The reason is 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" ( 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, more »

Leg cramps at night a classic sign: The symptom of having leg muscle cramps, particularly at night, is a classic sign of undiagnosed diabetes. However, there are also various other more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, a malabsorption disorder with a variety of symptoms ( more »

Vitamin B12 deficiency under-diagnosed: The condition of Vitamin B12 deficiency is a possible misdiagnosis of various conditions, such as multiple sclerosis 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 more »

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Proctalgia: Rare Types

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Proctalgia: Animations

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Definitions of Proctalgia:

Pain in the rectum - (Source - WordNet 2.1)


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