Signs and symptoms of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome include:
- A feeling of incomplete passing of stool
- Pain or a feeling of fullness in your pelvis
- Passing mucus from your rectum
- Fecal incontinence
- Rectal pain or anal sphincter spasms
- Rectal bleeding
- Straining during bowel movements
However, some people with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome may experience no symptoms.
When to see a doctor
Make an appointment with your doctor if you notice any signs or symptoms that worry you.
Other diseases and conditions may cause signs and symptoms similar to those of solitary rectal ulcer syndrome. At your appointment, your doctor may recommend tests and procedures to rule out other causes of your signs and symptoms.
Apr. 28, 2012
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