Pain Or Discomfort, Painful Bowel Movements And Thin (Pencil) Stools

Last Editorial Review: 6/15/2020

These symptoms can be seen in a wide variety of medical conditions, including hemorrhoids, anal fissure, or rectal cancer. If these symptoms are new, unexplained, or last more than a few days, see your doctor. Pay attention to all your symptoms. Depending on the frequency and severity of your symptoms as well as presence of other symptoms, your doctor may conduct additional testing to determine the cause.

While the list below can be considered as a guide to educate yourself about these conditions, this is not a substitute for a diagnosis from a health care provider. There are many other medical conditions that also can be associated with your symptoms and signs. Here are a number of those from MedicineNet:

At MedicineNet, we believe it is important to take charge of your health through measures such as a living healthy lifestyle, practicing preventative medicine, following a nutrition plan, and getting regular exercise. Understanding your symptoms and signs and educating yourself about health conditions are also a part of living your healthiest life. The links above will provide you with more detailed information on these medical conditions to help you inform yourself about the causes and available treatments for these conditions.

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