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Glossary for Rectal fistula

  • Anal itching: Itching of the anal area
  • Anal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the anus.
  • Anorectal disorders: Conditions that affect the anorectum
  • Anorectal pain: Pain in the anus or rectum regions
  • 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 Diseases: Diseases that affect the digestive system
  • Fistula: The abnormal passage between two internal organs
  • Pelvic conditions: Any medical condition affecting the pelvic region.
  • Rectal abscess: Abscess in the rectal area
  • Rectal cancer: A growth or excessive proliferation of cells in the rectum which is the final portion of the digestive system before the anus. The growth may be benign or malignant.
  • 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.
  • VACTERL association: A rare syndrome characterized by often severe deformities involving the limbs, kidneys, anus, heart, esophagus and spine.


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