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Suffering from diarrhea and pain in the rectum. Pain while coughing. What is the problem?

hi..Last week I was suffering from diarrhea and had to use restroom 4 times on a single day. After taking only liquids the next day, I became ok. But after 2/3 days, I started to feel pain in my rectum area. It was slight initially but now somewhat severe. I could not sit/walk without pain. When I cough , I feel pain. when I touch my rectum part, I feel pain. There is no pain in other areas/genitals. I could not see any blood in my stools/when I wipe with tissue . I have normal bowel movements. There is no growth/lump in my rectum area. I was not hurt at that part. What do u think is my problem? Please suggest remedies. Thank you
Asked On : Tue, 2 Apr 2013
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It is a fairly common problem after severe diarrhea . Rectal or anal pain can also occur with inflammatory diseases of the bowel, localized infections, or minor injuries to the area. There are many reasons for pain in rectal area like if Anal pain that does not resolve with the use of over the counter medications within 24 to 48 hours should be investigated by a physician.

fungal infection, muscle spasm,, anal ulcer can also cause pain rectal area.Anal pain that lasts more than two weeks can be serious. Chronic anal pain that progressively gets more severe is possibly a cancer.

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