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Glossary for Rectal discharge

Medical terms related to Rectal discharge or mentioned in this section include:

  • AIDS: A term given to HIV patients who have a low CD4 count (below 200) which means that they have low levels of a type of immune cell called T-cells. AIDS patients tend to develop opportunistic infections and cancers. Opportunistic infections are infections that would not normally affect a person with a healthy immune system. The HIV virus is a virus that attacks the body's immune system.
  • Abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the abdomen or digestive tract
  • Anal Cancer: A cancerous malignancy that is located anatomically in the anus
  • Anal fissure: A painful ulcer linear to the margin of the anus
  • Anal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the anus.
  • Body symptoms: Symptoms affecting the entire body features.
  • Bowel problems: Symptoms affecting the bowel
  • Constipation: Hardness of stool or difficulty or inability to pass feces.
  • Crohn's disease: Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the digestive system. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The disease can affect any area from the mouth to the anus. It often affects the lower part of the small intestine called the ileum.
  • Digestive symptoms: Any symptoms affecting the digestive tract.
  • Discharge: Various types of fluid discharges
  • Fistula: The abnormal passage between two internal organs
  • Gas with discharge: Gas with discharge is flatulence that occurs with a solid or gaseous discharge from the rectum.
  • Gonorrhea: Common sexually transmitted disease often without symptoms.
  • HIV/AIDS: HIV is a sexually transmitted virus and AIDS is the progressive immune failure that HIV causes.
  • Hemorrhoids: A condition characterized by the prolapse of an anal cushion that may result in bleeding and pain
  • Immune symptoms: Symptoms affecting the immune system
  • Inflammatory bowel disease: Inflammatory bowel disease refers to digestive symptoms resulting from chronic bowel inflammation. Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are two of the main subtypes of the disease. Scientists have discovered an array of genetic mutations which can result in an increased susceptibility to inflammatory bowel disease. Not all people with the genetic anomaly will develop the condition but it can increase the risk especially if other environmental factors are also present. The severity of the disease that develops is variable.
  • Lower abdominal symptoms: Symptoms affecting the lower abdominal region.
  • Nerve symptoms: Symptoms affecting the nerves
  • Proctitis: Inflammation which occurs in the rectum
  • Rectal conditions: Any condition that affects the rectum
  • Rectal disorder: diseases of the rectum
  • Rectal itch: Unpleasant sensation in the rectal area.
  • Rectal pain: Pain occurring on or around the rectum
  • Rectal prolapse: A condition which occurs when there is a protrusion of the rectal mucous membrane through the anal passage
  • Rectal ulcer: Discontinuity in the lining mucosal layer of the rectum.
  • Rectum symptoms: Symptoms affecting the rectum at the end of the digestive tract.
  • Sensations: Changes to sensations or the senses
  • Stool symptoms: Changes to stool such as diarrhea
  • Syphilis: A sexually transmitted disease caused by a bacteria (Treponema pallidum). The condition is often asymptomatic in the early stages but one or more sores may be present in the early stages. Untreated syphilis usually results in remission of visible symptoms but further severe damage may occur to internal organs and other body tissues which can result in death.
  • Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (Colitis ulcerosa, UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Ulcerative colitis is a form of colitis, a disease of the intestine, specifically the large intestine or colon, that includes characteristic ulcers, or open sores, in the colon.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Rectal discharge:

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