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Topic: Rectal Pain

  1. Fact Sheet: Anal Fistulas-Symptoms and Treatment


    By: Andrew A. Shelton, MD; Robert D. Madoff, MD, FACS

    A fistula is an abnormal connection between two organs or two tissue surfaces. An anal fistula (fistula-in-ano) is a connection between the anal canal and the skin. This fact sheet will help you to understand the cause, treatment, and complications of therapy for fistula-in-ano. 

    Topics: Rectal Pain
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  2. Fact Sheet: Proctalgia Fugax-and Other Pains


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Many diseases of the anus and rectum may cause severe rectal pain. Usually a doctor can identify such a condition by examining the area. One pain that cannot be so identified is proctalgia fugax, a sudden severe pain that lasts for several minutes and then disappears. An overview of the condition. Reviewed 2009.

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  3. Fact Sheet: Difficult to Interpret Intestinal Complaints


    By: W. Grant Thompson, MD, FRCPC

    Disorders of gastrointestinal function such as the irritable bowel syndrome or functional constipation, diarrhea, or bloating are characterized by no structural abnormality. In these cases, diagnosis depends entirely upon the history, and diagnostic tests, if needed at all, are done to rule out inflammations, tumors and other anatomic gut disease. Accurate diagnosis depends upon how accurately the individual describes his or her symptoms, and how skillfully the doctor interprets them. Reviewed and updated 2009.

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  4. Fact Sheet: Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner: Chronic Pelvic Pain and the Overlap of Chronic Pelvic Pain Disorders


    By: Michael Pezzone, MD, PhD

    Report from IFFGD Research Award Winner – Chronic pelvic pain (CPP) is the key element comprising several disorders that are all characterized by intermittent or continuous pain of at least 6 months duration localized to the pelvic area, the lower part of the abdominal cavity. Bowel, lower urinary tract, sexual, and/or gynecologic function are often affected. Chronic pelvic pain disorders affect 15% of both men and women, and include disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS); interstitial cystitis (IC); chronic inflammation of the prostate gland; rectal pain that lasts for hours or even days; and vulvodynia. A discussion of "cross-sensitization," whereby acute or chronic irritation of one pelvic organ can lead to abnormal activity, sensitivity, or even inflammation in another, non-irritated organ or structure.


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  5. DHM: Digestive Health Matters 17.03 - Fall 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF


    By: International Foundation for Functional Gastrointestinal Disorders IFFGD

    Digestive Health Matters 17.03 - Fall 2008 - ELECTRONIC PDF

    In this issue:

    • GERD Awareness Week
    • How Man’s Commonest Infection kept its Secret
    • Radiation Induced Injury to the Colon and Rectum
    • Bowel Problems in Adults after Surgical Treatment for Childhood Hirschsprung’s Disease
    • Books of Interest
    • Industry Council News
    • Digestive Health Research: Diverticular Disease and Nuts, Corn, and Popcorn
    • Participate in Online Studies about IBS

    Remember, Digestive Health Matters is FREE to Members.

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