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Colorectal Diseases

Rectal pain

07/02/2008

Question:

I have had hemmroids and the doctor banded one, however said it wasn`t bad. I`m still in constant pain. It`s shart shooting pain like sitting on a pin cushion all the time. It burns and also itches. It feels like nerve pain.

Answer:

Internal hemorrhoids do not cause these symptoms. Ask for a thorough exam to rule out a fissure or another abnormality of the anal canal that may be the culprit.

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Response by:

Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD Janice Frederick Rafferty, MD
Professor of Surgery
Chief of Colorectal Surgery Division
College of Medicine
University of Cincinnati