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Rectal discharge

Rectal discharge: Introduction

Rectal discharge: The secretion of fluids (faecal, mucus, blood, pus) from the anus. See detailed information below for a list of 29 causes of Rectal discharge, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Rectal discharge:

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

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Causes of Types of Rectal discharge:

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Rectal discharge: Symptom Checker

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Rectal discharge Treatments

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Rectal discharge: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rectal discharge

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Rectal discharge: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rectal discharge

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 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 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 can also kill the 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 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, also fail to be diagnosed with fatal effect) 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 of celiac disease). A variety of other 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 more »

Rectal discharge: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rectal discharge

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Rectal discharge: Related Rare Diseases

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Rectal discharge: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Rectal discharge:

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Detailed list of causes of Rectal discharge

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How Common are these Causes of Rectal discharge?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Rectal discharge. Of the 29 causes of Rectal discharge that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 2 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 0 causes are "common" diseases
  • 4 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 0 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 3 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 22 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rectal discharge:

The following list of conditions have 'Rectal discharge' 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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Causes of Rectal discharge Based on Risk Factors

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

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?

    Doctors and specialists: Who should I consult about Rectal discharge?

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

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

    Classifications of Rectal discharge:

    Subtypes of Rectal discharge:

    Gas with discharge (6 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Rectal discharge:

    Rectum symptoms (88 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Immune system symptoms (465 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Rectal discharge:

    Rectal pain (27 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Anal fissure (10 causes), Haemorrhoids, Gastrointestinal infection, Bacterial gastrointestinal infection, Parasitic gastrointestinal infection, Rectal prolapse (11 causes), Perianal warts, Rectal ulcer (31 causes), Crohn's disease, Ulcerative Colitis

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