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Common Causes and Treatment of Rectum Pain


Rectum pain refers to any pain in the lower portion of the Gastrointestinal Tract which includes your anus and rectum.

Nearly three in four adults experience Hemorrhoids in their lifetime [1]

Short term, gets cured within days or weeks

In medical terms, such pain is referred to as Proctalgia. Generally, it is due to a non-serious, treatable condition.


Generally, if only rectum pain is observed it is not a cause for worry. If one of the following symptoms are also present, it may be a sign of an underlying disorder.
Formation of a cyst
Discharge of small quantity of blood while defecating
Swelling and Itching
Painful bowel movement
Collection of Pus near the anus
Stomach Cramps
Weight loss


It generally involves identification of the underlying cause. Depending upon the cause of the disorder, one of the following treatments may be advocated.

Pain may be due to injuries from any physical activity. In such cases, the pain subsides on its own. Fissures generally heal on their own over time. Hemorrhoids can be managed with self-care by making dietary changes and taking rest.

In the case of the following disorders, medication is prescribed according to the condition
Anal Fistula: Antibiotics may help treat this condition, draining may be required if detected in the later stages.
Inflammatory bowel diseases like Crohn’s disease are chronic, treatments can help relieve the symptoms.
Other less common causes include Proctalgia Fugax, levator ani syndrome, bone-related disorders or cancer of the lower rectum, which requires specific treatment.

Pain in the rectum can be self-addressed. However, if symptoms persist, it is best to consult your doctor. At mfine, we believe in a holistic approach to healthcare, and provide professional advice for all your medical problems.

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