Rectal Concerns

A20.Rectal Concerns (bleeding, pain, itch)
Given a patient presenting with a rectal concern:
A20.1 Perform a patient-centered interview and focused physical exam, list and interpret clinical findings
A20.2 Propose a relevant differential diagnosis that includes common causes of rectal symptoms and less common but important causes of rectal symptoms
A20.3 Describe appropriate initial investigations for specific rectal issues
A20.4 Propose a management plan including pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic modalities for the patient with a rectal concern

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Evaluation and Management of Common Anorectal Conditions (AFP 2012)

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