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Rectal pain

  • Common ddx

    • anal fissure
    • external hemorrhoids
    • abscess
    • rectal prolapse
    • foreign body
    • fecal impaction, severe constipation
    • proctitis, cryptitis, HPV
  • Serious ddx

    • acute prostatitis
    • rectal cancer
    • fistula
  • Labs

    • rectal exam
    • FOBT
    • CBC
    • ESR if suspect IBD
    • CT, endoscopy if suspect malignancy

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