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Step 4: Read and complete the decision guide to learn more about your symptoms.

Rectal Pain or Itching

In order to prioritize what conditions might be causing you pain, please identify whether you have been diagnosed with any of the following illnesses. These illnesses can predispose you to develop bacterial contamination in the structures that surround the rectum.

  • Crohn's disease

  • ulcerative colitis

  • diverticulitis

  • antibiotic-associated diarrhea (Clostridium difficile diarrhea or "C. Diff. ")

  • any condition that requires you to take prednisone or another medication that suppresses your immune system.

Yes, I have one of these medical conditions.

No, I do not have any of these conditions.

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