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Rectal diseases

The rectum is the lower part of the large intestine where the body stores faeces (‘poo’).
Rectal problems include heamorrhoids, fissures, abscesses and incontinence. Cancer can affect the rectum. Pain or bleeding are signs that need medical attention. Treatments vary widely depending on the particular problem. Follow the links below to find trusted information about rectal diseases.

Last reviewed: February 2014

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Colifoam Rectal Foam - myDr.com.au

Colifoam Rectal Foam - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Gonorrhoea - Lab Tests Online AU

To test for the presence ofNeisseria gonorrhoeae, which causes the sexually transmitted disease gonorrhoea

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Diverticular disease and diverticulitis - myDr.com.au

Diverticulitis happens when out-pouchings in the bowel wall called diverticula become inflamed or infected, due to faecal matter becoming lodged in the pouches.

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Lymphogranuloma venereum (LGV)

Lymphogranuloma venereum, or LGV, is a sexually transmitted infection (STI). The bacteria that cause LGV are rare types of Chlamydia. LGV infection is a more contagious disease than common chlamydia infection.

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About bowel cancer

Bowel cancer is one of Australias most common cancers, especially for people aged over 50.

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Voltaren Tablets - myDr.com.au

Voltaren Tablets - Consumer Medicines Information leaflets of prescription and over-the-counter medicines

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Ulcerative colitis: treatment - myDr.com.au

Treatment of ulcerative colitis will depend on the severity of the disease, the effect the symptoms are having on your daily life and whether you are in remission or are having a flare-up.

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Prostate cancer

Prostate cancer is the most common cancer in men in WA with more than 1880 men diagnosed with the disease every year.

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Health checks men should have - myDr.com.au

Check out the screening tests and examinations that healthy men should have to monitor for diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.

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Diverticulosis and diverticulitis

Diverticulosis occurs when small defects in the muscle of the wall of the large intestine or colon allow small pockets or pouches (diverticula) to form. Diverticulitis is infection or inflammation of these abnormal pouches. Together, these conditions are called diverticular disease.

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