Rectal pain is the symptom of pain in the area of the rectum. A number of different causes (68) have been documented.
Anal fissure is the most common cause of rectal pain. It involves a tear in the anal canal probably due to trauma from defecation and are usually treated effectively with sitz baths, stool softeners, and analgesics.
An anorectal abscess is an infection that forms a pocket of pus within the tissues around the anus. It is treated surgically by incision and drainage.
Bacterial, viral, and protozoal infections may occur in the area surround the rectum. These may be the result of a sexually transmitted disease.
Hemorrhoids or rectal foreign body.