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When should I seek medical care about rectal pain?

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See your doctor if:

  • Pain is persistent.
  • You have bloody stools or a small amount persistent bleeding from anus or rectum.                          
  • You have significant bleeding or bleeding won't stop.
  • Pain gets much worse.
  • There is discharge, fever, or chills.

From: Rectal Pain Treatment WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Common Disorders of the Anus and Rectum: Hemorrhoids and Fissures."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Elimination Problems."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids: Reducing Pain and Discomfort."

Marx, J. , Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice

Rectal Pain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 08, 2020

SOURCES:

American College of Gastroenterology: "Common Disorders of the Anus and Rectum: Hemorrhoids and Fissures."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Elimination Problems."

FamilyDoctor.org: "Hemorrhoids: Reducing Pain and Discomfort."

Marx, J. , Mosby Elsevier, 2009. Rosen's Emergency Medicine: Concepts and Clinical Practice

Rectal Pain Information from eMedicineHealth .

Reviewed by Carol DerSarkissian on February 08, 2020

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