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Rectal pain

Rectal pain: Introduction

Rectal pain: Pain occurring on or around the rectum. See detailed information below for a list of 27 causes of Rectal pain, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Rectal pain:

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

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Causes in Children: Rectal pain

Home Diagnostic Testing and Rectal pain

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Causes of Types of Rectal pain:

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Rectal pain: Symptom Checker

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Rectal pain Treatments

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Stories from Users for Rectal pain

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Medications or substances causing Rectal pain:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Rectal pain as a symptom. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

Rectal pain: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Rectal pain

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Rectal pain: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Rectal pain

Mild worm infections undiagnosed in children: Human worm infestations, esp. threadworm, can be overlooked in some cases, because it may cause only mild more »

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 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 "good" 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. 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, 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 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 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 of multiple sclerosis). See symptoms of Vitamin B12 deficiency or misdiagnosis of 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 pain: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Rectal pain

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Rectal pain: Related Rare Diseases

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Rectal pain: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Detailed list of causes of Rectal pain

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

How Common are these Causes of Rectal 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 Rectal pain. Of the 27 causes of Rectal pain that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

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

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rectal pain:

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

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

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Rectal 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?

    Classifications of Rectal pain:

    Medical Conditions associated with Rectal pain:

    Pain (6458 causes), Anal symptoms (466 causes), Anorectal pain (69 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), Lower abdominal symptoms (3048 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive system symptoms (5299 causes), Brain symptoms (2787 causes), Body symptoms (5672 causes), Head symptoms (10192 causes)

    Symptoms related to Rectal pain:

    Constipation (726 causes), Rectal itch (8 causes), Stool symptoms (2508 causes), Anal fissure (10 causes), Perianal abscess, Thrombosed haemorrhage, Fecal impaction (17 causes), Rectal carcinoma, Inflammatory bowel disease, Rectal ulcer (31 causes), Trauma, Anal sex

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