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Rectal Problems - Check Your Symptoms

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If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

  • Rectal pain caused by constipation or leakage of stool: Go to the topic Constipation, Age 11 and Younger or Constipation, Age 12 and Older.
  • Problems caused by diarrhea: Go to the topic Diarrhea, Age 11 and Younger or Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older.
  • If you have been diagnosed with hemorrhoids and are having symptoms from them: Go to the topic Hemorrhoids.

Have you had a bowel movement that is black, bloody, or left blood in the toilet water?

Do you have rectal bleeding without a bowel movement?

Do you have a rectal problem and a fever?

Do you have rectal pain?

Do you have swelling, a lump, a sore, or a new growth in or around your anus?

Do you think your rectal problem is caused by abuse?

Do you think that a medicine is causing your rectal problem?

Does your child have rectal itching, especially at night?

Do you have rectal itching?

Other Symptoms to Watch For

If you have any of the following symptoms, evaluate those symptoms first.

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Last Updated: February 20, 2013
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