Rectal infection

What Causes Rectal Infection?

Rectal infections can be caused by a range of bacteria, viruses, parasites, or fungi. The most common cause of rectal infection is bacteria, such as

  • Escherichia coli
  • Salmonella
  • Shigella
  • Staphylococcus
  • The most common viral causes are

  • Rotavirus
  • Adenovirus
  • Norovirus
  • Hepatitis
  • What are the Symptoms of Rectal Infection?

    The symptoms of rectal infections vary depending on the type and severity of the infection. Some of the most common symptoms include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Pain or discomfort in the rectum
  • Rectal bleeding or discharge
  • Abdominal cramping
  • Fever
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Headache
  • Loss of appetite
  • How is Rectal Infection Treated?

    Treatment for rectal infections depends on the cause. Bacterial infections are typically treated with antibiotics. Viral infections are usually treated with antiviral medications. Fungal infections may require antifungal medications like fluconazole or itraconazole. Parasitic infections typically require antiparasitic medications. Some infections may require combinations of medications or more intensive treatment. In some cases, hospitalization may be necessary as well.