Constipation, Pain with bowel movement: 6 Possible Causes
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What causes constipation and pain with bowel movement? 6 possible conditions

See a list of possible causes in order from the most common to the least.

1

Hemorrhoids

Hemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swollen veins located around the anus or in the lower rectum.

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2

Anal Fissure

An anal fissure is a small tear or crack in the lining of the anus. Learn about anal fissure symptoms, causes, treatment, and prevention.

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3

Anal/Rectal Abscess

An anal, or rectal, abscess occurs when a cavity in the anus becomes filled with pus. In addition to pain, it can cause fatigue, rectal discharge, and fever.

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4

Crohn’s Disease

Crohn's disease is a chronic bowel disease that causes severe inflammation of the digestive tract. It is associated with abdominal pain, diarrhea, and may affect your quality of life. Crohn's disease is characterized b...

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5

Proctitis

Proctitis is a condition in which when the lining tissue of the inner rectum becomes inflamed. The rectum is part of your lower digestive system.

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6

Anal Cancer

Anal cancer is a rare form of cancer that affects the tissues of the anus. Read more on what causes it and how to diagnose it.

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This feature is for informational purposes only and should not be used to diagnose.
Please consult a healthcare professional if you have health concerns.
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