Is there itching or a rash present on any other
part of your body?
Are other members of your family also
experiencing rectal itching?
For rectal pain
How severe is your pain? Is it constant, or does
it come and go? Is it getting worse? Is it related only to having a bowel
Does the pain feel like it is coming from the inside or
the outside of your anus?
For rectal bleeding
What does the blood in your stools look like?
Is the stool mixed with blood, or does the blood coat the outside of formed
stools? Are there large clots of blood in the toilet water?
have bleeding from your gums, blood in your urine, large skin bruises, or a
skin rash that looks like measles?
Is your rectal bleeding
Is the blood bright red or dark purple?
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