Rectal Pain Topic Guide
Rectal Pain: Rectal pain is a common problem. Some common causes of rectal pain include hemorrhoids, anal fissures, fleeting anal spasms (proctalgia fugax), and levator ani syndrome. Diagnosis of rectal pain generally require no procedures. Treatment of rectal pain depends on the cause of the pain.
Hemorrhoids Hemorrhoids are large veins in the rectum that cause pain. Causes of hemorrhoids include constipation, straining during a bowel movement, liver disease, and more. Symptoms of hemorrhoids are generally painless rectal bleeding. There are a variety of over-the-counter treatments for hemorrhoids. Some do not resolve on their own so surgery is necessary.
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