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Rectal lump

Rectal lump: Introduction

Rectal lump: Lump in the inner rectum or rectal region. See detailed information below for a list of 18 causes of Rectal lump, Symptom Checker, Assessment Questionnaire, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Rectal lump:

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

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Home Diagnostic Testing and Rectal lump

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Causes of Types of Rectal lump:

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Rectal lump: Symptom Checker

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

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Rectal lump Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rectal lump

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Message Boards for Rectal lump

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Diagnostic tests for Rectal lump:

Various tests are used in the diagnosis of Rectal lump. Some of these are listed below :

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

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Rectal lump: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rectal lump

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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: Rectal lump. 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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Rectal lump: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rectal lump

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 a variety of "good" 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 likely to be an infectious diarrheal illness ( 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 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 more »

Rectal lump: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rectal lump

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Rectal lump: Related Rare Diseases

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Rectal lump: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Organs affected by Rectal lump:

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

Detailed list of causes of Rectal lump

The list below shows some of the causes of Rectal lump mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Rectal lump?

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 lump. Of the 18 causes of Rectal lump that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rectal lump:

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

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

  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

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

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

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

    Classifications of Rectal lump:

    Subtypes of Rectal lump:

    Anal lump (18 causes)

    Medical Conditions associated with Rectal lump:

    Anal swelling (17 causes), Anal lump (18 causes), Lump (342 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes), Swelling symptoms (3730 causes), Rectal symptoms (88 causes), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes)

    Symptoms related to Rectal lump:

    Rectal pain (27 causes), Constipation (726 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Prostate condition, Hemorrhoids (13 causes), Skin tags, Rectal abscess, Genital wart (4 causes), Benign rectal tumor, Rectal cancer, Anal lump (18 causes)

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