Pain in the opening to the rectum anus can be caused by diarrhea or constipation. Scratching a rectal itch can also cause pain. Another common cause is a tear in the lining of the lower rectum. This is called an anal fissure. This type of anal pain often goes away when the problem clears up. Injury from an object being placed in the rectum also can cause pain. A rare cause of anal pain is spasms of the muscles in the rectum. Some of these conditions may cause some light bleeding. Home treatment often relieves anal pain.
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Rectal bleeding refers to any blood that passes from the anus where stool, or poop, exits the body. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating foods with fiber, and exercising regularly can help treat and prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and anal fissures. Keeping the area clean and applying ointments can relieve pain and speed healing. Rarely, a fissure doesn't heal and the doctor may recommend surgery. The conditions that cause more serious cases of rectal bleeding will be treated by doctors.
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Jump to content. Top of the page Check Your Symptoms. Rectal problems are common. Almost everyone will experience some rectal itching, pain, or bleeding at some time during his or her life.
From urinary tract infections to pinworms, here are the most common reasons why your child will experience discomfort down there. Cheryl Embrett August 29, When my five-year-old complained that it hurt to pee, I immediately suspected a urinary tract infection and called the doctor. I was mortified and ran out to buy bum wipes to help her clean up her act. Lose the guilt, says Michelle Ponti, a paediatrician in London, Ont. When children become constipated , they may strain to push the stool out and tear the skin around the anus. Applying petroleum jelly to the sore spot will help alleviate the pain.