Rectal bleeding and pain are common symptoms of GI conditions. The conditions could resolve themselves, but if they don’t it is important to see a doctor. It really is unnecessary to live with rectal pain or itching when it can be treated.
- Rectal itching: Anal itching is when the skin around the opening of the anus becomes irritated. Anal itching can be caused by quite a few factors. A very common cause of rectal itching is the food we consume. There may be certain chemicals that are present in the stool that can irritate the anus. Other common causes of anal itching include hemorrhoids, diarrhea, pinworms, or anal fissures.
- Rectal pain: Rectal pain be a result of various GI conditions including anal fissures, constipation, diarrhea, late stage colon cancer, or hemorrhoids. If the rectal pain is associated with constipation or diarrhea, it is likely to heal on its own and doesn’t require medical attention. It is important to see a doctor if the rectal pain occurs with other symptoms such as rectal bleeding and abdominal pain.
If you are experiencing rectal bleeding or rectal pain, please contact us to set up a consultation. Dr. Nowain has many diagnostic tools and treatments available for the causes of rectal bleeding and pain.