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Anal swelling

Anal swelling: Introduction

Anal swelling: Swelling near or around the anus. See detailed information below for a list of 17 causes of Anal swelling, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Anal swelling:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Anal swelling. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Anal swelling:

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Anal swelling: Symptom Checker

Listed below are some combinations of symptoms associated with Anal swelling, as listed in our database. Visit the Symptom Checker, to add and remove symptoms and research your condition.

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Anal swelling Treatments

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Stories from Users for Anal swelling

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Message Boards for Anal swelling

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Diagnostic tests for Anal swelling:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Anal swelling. Some of these are listed below :

  • External Physical examination - looking for perianal skin tags, external hemorrhoids, perianal haematoma, patulous anus.
  • Digital rectal examination - noting tone, any mass, tenderness, blood.
  • Sigmoidoscopy and Proctoscopy - allow visualization of any lumps or swellings that have been felt or to exclude other impalpable lesions and to take a biopsy of lump.
  • more tests...»

Anal swelling: Animations

Anal swelling: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Anal swelling

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Assessment Questionnaire: Questions your doctor may ask (and why!)

During a consultation, your doctor will use various techniques to assess the symptom: Anal swelling. These will include a physical examination and possibly diagnostic tests. (Note: A physical exam is always done, diagnostic tests may or may not be performed depending on the suspected condition) Your doctor will ask several questions when assessing your condition. It is important to openly share any pertinent information to help your doctor make an accurate diagnosis.

It is also very important to bring an up-to-date list of all of your all medical conditions, medications including dosages, and names of numbers of any specialist you see.

Create your printable checklist here.

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Anal swelling: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Anal swelling

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 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 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" bacteria, but 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 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, more »

Celiac disease often fails to be diagnosed cause of chronic digestive symptoms: One of the most common chronic digestive conditions is celiac disease, 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, more »

Anal swelling: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Anal swelling

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Anal swelling: Related Rare Diseases

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Anal swelling: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Anal swelling:

The list of organs typically affected by Anal swelling may include, but is not limited to:

Detailed list of causes of Anal swelling

The list below shows some of the causes of Anal swelling mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Anal swelling?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Anal swelling. Of the 17 causes of Anal swelling that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 1 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 0 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 15 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anal swelling:

The following list of conditions have 'Anal swelling' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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  • Hemorrhoids ... feeling of rectal fullness, anal swelling, anal lump




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Causes of Anal swelling Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Anal swelling based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Anal swelling?

    Depending on the seriousness of the onset of Anal swelling, you may want to consult one of the following medical professionals.

    Important:In extreme cases, always seek advice from emergency services :

    Classifications of Anal swelling:

    Subtypes of Anal swelling:

    Anal lump (18 causes), Rectal lump (18 causes), Rectal swelling (7 causes), Rectal mass (55 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Anal swelling:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Anal swelling:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Anal bleeding (13 causes), Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Internal bleeding (22 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Sitz bath, Haemorrhoids, Painful defaecation, Laxatives, Dietary fibre

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