• digital rectal exam
  • Participants undergo a digital rectal examination and high-resolution anoscopy. (clinicaltrials.gov)
  • Common screening methods are occult blood test, colonoscopy, sigmoidoscopy (usually flexible sigmoidoscopy, using a flexible endoscope, but more rarely the older rigid sigmoidoscopy, using a rigid endoscope), lower gastrointestinal series (barium enema), digital rectal examination (DRE), and virtual colonoscopy. (wikipedia.org)
  • A digital rectal examination is particularly helpful in children, as part of the intussusceptum may be felt by the finger. (wikipedia.org)
  • anus
  • Rectal discharge has many causes, and may present with other symptoms: Staining of undergarments Constant feeling of dampness around anus Frequent urge to open bowels, but passage of only small amounts of mucus or pus-like liquid rather than normal feces Rectal pain Rectal malodor, when the discharge is foul-smelling, e.g. associated with certain infections Pruritus ani Rectal bleeding Perianal erythema, swelling and tenderness Pus usually indicates infection. (wikipedia.org)
  • Additional key elements include a careful and thorough inspection of the anus, palpation for rectal masses, characterization of the stool color, and a stool guaiac card test to evaluate for the presence of blood. (wikipedia.org)
  • normal
  • Normal rectal mucus is needed for proper excretion of waste. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mucous discharges can be thought of in three broad categories: Normal physiologically produced mucus Inappropriately expressed physiologically produced mucus (e.g. in the presence of sphincter defects, or lesions preventing normal sphincter closure, allowing seepage or soiling) Mucus produced in pathological quantities (e.g. from a lesion, or generalized coloproctitis or as a result of bacterial overgrowth) A mucous rectal discharge may be blood-streaked. (wikipedia.org)