Rectal carcinoma [top]

  • Tenesmus, palpable mass on PR examination
  • Change in bowel habit, weight loss
  • Rectal bleeding

Proctitis [top]

  • Anorectal pain,tenesmus, rectal bleeding
  • Can be caused by radiation, herpetic infection or sexually transmitted infection

Pelvic inflammatory disease [top]

  • Lower abdominal pain
  • Vaginal discharge, dyspareunia, tenesmus
  • Pelvic tenderness
  • Menorrhagia

Colon cancer [top]

  • Abdominal pain
  • Weight loss
  • Recurrent diarrhoea alternating with constipation
  • Change in bowel habit, rectal bleeding
  • Tumour of descending colon can causeTenesmus