Pain when passing stools

On this page you can find conditions that could be the cause of these symptoms although it is not a complete list of possible conditions.

Please note that if you have these symptoms, they may be unrelated to any of these conditions listed. If you are concerned about your symptoms then you should see a doctor.

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Conditions

Anal Cancer

Anal cancer, or cancer of the anus, is a rare type of cancer that is slightly more common in women than men.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal lump
  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Loss of bowel control
  • Itchy anus

More information on Anal Cancer is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Anal fistula

An anal fistula is a small tunnel that develops between the end of the bowel and the skin near the anus (where poo leaves the body).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Itchy anus
  • Constipation
  • Loss of bowel control

More information on Anal fistula is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Anal ulcer or blister

An anal fissure is a tear or open sore (ulcer) that develops in the lining of the anal canal.


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal ulcer or blister
  • Blood in stool or poo

More information on Anal ulcer or blister is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.

Piles

Haemorrhoids, also known as piles, are swellings containing enlarged blood vessels found inside or around the bottom (the rectum and anus).


Symptoms of this condition may include:

  • Blood in stool or poo
  • Itchy anus
  • Pain when passing stools
  • Anal lump
  • Constipation

More information on Piles is available here.

If you are worried about this condition you can try our free AI Symptom Checker here.