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Anorectal pain

Anorectal pain: Introduction

Anorectal pain: Pain in the anus or rectum regions. See detailed information below for a list of 69 causes of Anorectal pain, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Anorectal pain:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Anorectal pain

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Causes of Types of Anorectal pain:

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Anorectal pain: Symptom Checker

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

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Anorectal pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Anorectal pain

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Message Boards for Anorectal pain

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Diagnostic tests for Anorectal pain:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Anorectal pain. Some of these are listed below :

  • External Physical examination - external hemorrhoids, perianal haematoma, anal fissure, anal fistula, anal herpes, perianal abscess.
  • Digital rectal examination - noting any mass, tenderness or blood. The presence of rectal pain with a mass would suggest internal and external hemorrhoids, rectal cancer and perianal abscess.
  • In women a mass felt may also indicate acute salpingitis, ectopic pregnancy or endometriosis which may cause rectal pain
  • Swab of any perianal lesions - to diagnose herpes.
  • Blood tests
    • Full blood count - to detect infection e.g. perianal abscess, acute salpingitis.
  • more tests...»

Anorectal pain: Animations

Anorectal pain: Comorbid Symptoms

Some of the comorbid or associated medical symptoms for Anorectal pain may include these symptoms:

Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Anorectal pain

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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: Anorectal pain. 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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Anorectal pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Anorectal pain

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, 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 imbalance. The digestive system contains a variety of "good" bacteria that aid digestion, and they 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" 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 »

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 »

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 causes. See causes of leg cramps or 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 more »

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

Chronic digestive diseases hard to diagnose: There is an inherent difficulty in diagnosing the various types of chronic digestive diseases. more »

Anorectal pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Anorectal pain

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Anorectal pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Anorectal pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

Conditions that are commonly undiagnosed in related areas may include:

Organs affected by Anorectal pain:

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

Detailed list of causes of Anorectal pain

The list below shows some of the causes of Anorectal pain mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Anorectal pain?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Anorectal pain. Of the 69 causes of Anorectal pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 4 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 2 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 7 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 57 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anorectal pain:

The following list of conditions have 'Anorectal pain' 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: Anorectal pain:

The following list of medical conditions have Anorectal pain 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 Anorectal pain Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Anorectal pain 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 Anorectal pain?

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

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

    Classifications of Anorectal pain:

    Subtypes of Anorectal pain:

    Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Anal discomfort (9 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Anorectal pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Sensations (6520 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Nerve symptoms (9132 causes), Common symptoms (8589 causes), Pain symptoms (6458 causes), Sensory symptoms (7134 causes), Neurological symptoms (9575 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Anorectal pain:

    Anal itching (71 causes), Anal bleeding (13 causes), Rectal bleeding (324 causes), Buttock pain (28 causes), Anal itch (71 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes), Anal pain (8 causes), Rectal pain (27 causes), Haemorrhoids, Anal fissure (10 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Anal fistula, Bloody stools (406 causes), Laxatives, Sitz bath

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    Evidence Based Medicine Research for Anorectal pain

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