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Tenesmus

Dr Daniel J Bell et al.

Tenesmus (also known as rectal tenesmus to differentiate from vesical tenesmus) is stated by patients as the unpleasant symptom that there remains something to evacuate from the rectum despite passing a stool. It is often - but not always - painful. Frequently there are actually no feces left in the rectum despite the feeling that there are.

Pathology

Etiology

Article information

rID: 69196
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Rectal tenesmus

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