Examination for Common Anorectal Conditions

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Examination for Common Anorectal Conditions

Common anorectal conditions are usually examined using digital rectal exam. A doctor  inserts a lubricated, gloved finger into the rectum to feel for abnormal lumps or areas. Then, a lubricated instrument (anoscope) is placed a few inches into the rectum. This is to view the anus, anal canal, and lower rectum.

 

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