SYMPTOMS

Chronic constipation

Constipation is one of the most common digestive problems, it is a condition in which you have fewer than three bowel movements in a week, and your stools are hard, dry, and small, making them painful and difficult to pass.

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Pelvic dyssynergia

Pelvic floor dyssynergia or anismus, also known as spastic pelvic floor, is a malfunction of the external anal sphincter and puborectalis muscle. Pelvic floor dyssynergia or anismus, also known as spastic pelvic floor, is a malfunction of the external anal sphincter and puborectalis muscle.

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Rectal bleeding

Rectal bleeding happens when blood is coming out from the anus. Blood can be bright red or dark brown, can be seen only on the paper or in the toilet or surrounding the faces. Usually, when blood is red, it comes from the lower part of the intestine (rectum, anal canal), on the contrary, when is dark red, its origin is most probably from the upper part of the bowel (right, transverse or left colon). Causes of rectal bleeding can be:

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Anal and rectal pain

Chronic anal pain, or chronic proctalgia, is a very debilitating condition. It is defined by the presence of pain in the anal part for more than 3 months. Pain is different between patients, some experience a sharp burning pain, some others a more dull pain. Is it a frustrating disease, since most patients see many doctors but 1/3 of them will not get a diagnosis and a proper treatment. These patients experience bad quality of life, work absenteeism and important psychological distress. For this reason is very important to be visited by the right doctor, that is able to focus on patient’s problem and help him/her to find the right diagnostic and therapeutic pathway.

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Pelvic pain

Chronic pelvic pain is a common condition, affecting 1 woman every 7, that is defined by the presence of pain in the pelvic region for more than 6 months. Chronic pelvic pain can have multiple causes, from intestinal to gynecological or urological problems, therefore its treatment should be multidisciplinary. Is it a frustrating disease, since most patients see many doctors but 1/3 of them will not get a diagnosis and a proper treatment.

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