Patient with rectal stricture complain of difficulty in passing stools, straining at stool & occasionally blood in stool. Sometimes the caliber & consistency of the stool changes. Some may develop bloating & inability to pass stools if the disease is advanced.
Following are some of the causes of rectal stricture:
The diagnosis of a rectal stricture is based on history, physical examination, and, occasionally, imaging findings. The degree of a stenosis is best imaged with a water-soluble contrast enema. Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging, with or without rectal contrast enhancement, can be helpful in assessing other segments of the alimentary tract or the peritoneal cavity for conditions such as IBD and cancer.