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Anal symptoms: Introduction

Further information about Anal symptoms is below, or review more specific information about these types of Anal symptoms: rectal bleeding, rectal swelling, anorectal pain, anal pain, rectal pain, anal itching, anal swelling, anal lump or other types.

Anal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the anus. See detailed information below for a list of 466 causes of Anal symptoms, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Types of Anal symptoms:

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Anal symptoms: Symptom Checker

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

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Anal symptoms Treatments

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Stories from Users for Anal symptoms

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Message Boards for Anal symptoms

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Diagnostic tests for Anal symptoms:

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

  • External Physical examination - looking for perianal skin tags, external hemorrhoids, perianal haematoma, patulous anus, anal fissure, anal fistula, anal herpes, perianal warts.
  • Digital rectal examination- noting tone, any mass, tenderness, blood
  • Swab of any perianal lesions - to diagnose herpes.
  • Sexually transmitted disease screen - if appropriate.
  • 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...»

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Anal symptoms: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Anal symptoms

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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 symptoms. 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.

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Anal symptoms: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Anal symptoms

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, 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, 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. 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 »

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 (see symptoms 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 more »

Anal symptoms: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Anal symptoms

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Anal symptoms: Related Rare Diseases

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Anal symptoms: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Anal symptoms:

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

Detailed list of causes of Anal symptoms

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

How Common are these Causes of Anal symptoms?

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 symptoms. Of the 466 causes of Anal symptoms that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 8 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 14 causes are "common" diseases
  • 7 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 2 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 20 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 436 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anal symptoms:

The following list of conditions have 'Anal symptoms' 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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Conditions listing medical complications: Anal symptoms:

The following list of medical conditions have Anal symptoms or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. 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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Causes of Anal symptoms Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Anal symptoms 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 symptoms?

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

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

    Classifications of Anal symptoms:

    Subtypes of Anal symptoms:

    Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Rectal swelling (7 causes), Anorectal pain (69 causes), Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Anal itching (71 causes), Anal swelling (17 causes), Anal lump (18 causes), Anal cancer (2 causes), Anal ulcer (3 causes), Rectal infection (7 causes), Rectal prolapse (11 causes), Proctitis (21 causes), Hemorrhoids (13 causes), Piles (10 causes), Anal rash (18 causes), Anal bruise (5 causes), Anal fissure (10 causes), Anogenital pruritus (9 causes), Fecal straining (21 causes), Rectal discharge (29 causes), Rectal mass (55 causes), Rectal tenesmus (16 causes), Rectal ulceration (7 causes), Anal bleeding (13 causes), Anal discomfort (9 causes), Rectal lump (18 causes), Urge to defecate (10 causes), Gas with discharge (6 causes), Tenesmus (52 causes), Bloody stool (406 causes), Absent anal opening (25 causes), Anal discomfort in pregnancy (13 causes), Anal disorder (10 causes), Anal disorder in pregnancy (13 causes), Anal disorders in adults (9 causes), Anal fissure in children (10 causes), Anal hematoma (4 causes), Anal lump in children (4 causes), Anal lump in pregnancy (8 causes), Anal pain in pregnancy (13 causes), Anal swelling in pregnancy (8 causes), Anal symptoms in pregnancy (13 causes), Anorectal abscess (16 causes), Anorectal manometry abnormal (3 causes), Anorectal pain in children (9 causes), Abnormal scintigraphy (3 causes), Constant Anorectal pain (6 causes), Flatulence (201 causes), Flatulence in children (14 causes), Gas in children (7 causes), Haemorrhoids in pregnancy (3 causes), Intermittent onset of anal fissure (4 causes), Itchy anus in children (14 causes), Perianal discomfort (7 causes), Perianal lesions (24 causes), Perianal lesions in pregnancy (9 causes), Pruritis ani (4 causes), Pruritus ani (51 causes), Recto anal disorders (30 causes), Anal triangle blister (9 causes), Anal triangle bruise (2 causes), Anal triangle deformity (3 causes), Anal triangle infection (6 causes), Anal triangle inflammation (6 causes), Anal triangle itch (7 causes), Anal triangle obstruction (4 causes), Anal triangle rash (6 causes), Anal triangle redness (6 causes), Anal triangle swelling (8 causes), Anal triangle ulcer (8 causes), Anal triangle weakness (2 causes), Itchy anus inn children (5 causes), Sudden onset of anal itching (7 causes), Sudden onset of anal rash (6 causes), bloody diarrhea (75 causes), bright red blood on toilet paper (7 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Anal symptoms:

    Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Anal symptoms:

    Anal symptoms (466 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Internal bleeding (22 causes), Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Bloody stools (406 causes), Painful defaecation, Constipation (726 causes), Anal itching (71 causes), Anal lump (18 causes), Anal discharge

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