Related Editorial. Child victims of sexual abuse may present with physical findings that can include anogenital problems, enuresis or encopresis. Behavioral changes may involve sexual acting out, aggression, depression, eating disturbances and regression. Because the examination findings of most child victims of sexual abuse are within normal limits or are nonspecific, the child's statements are extremely important.
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About a month ago, at an event for health journalists, I heard a colorectal surgeon say something that nearly made my eyeballs bug out of my face. Uh, no, nope. There's no way. All these healthy-looking people sitting comfortably on their bums around me have hemorrhoids?! Here are 5 things your butt is trying to tell you.
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Rectal bleeding refers to any blood that passes from the anus where stool, or poop, exits the body. Drinking plenty of fluids, eating foods with fiber, and exercising regularly can help treat and prevent constipation, hemorrhoids, and anal fissures. Keeping the area clean and applying ointments can relieve pain and speed healing. Rarely, a fissure doesn't heal and the doctor may recommend surgery.
Extreme thinness, or evidence of binging and purging, are often some of the more noticeable signs of eating disorders. But people struggling with anorexia, bulimia or binge-eating disorder may also engage in other behaviors in an attempt to rid the body of food and feel thinner. One strikingly common way teens and adults try to purge calories or food is by using laxatives. Laxatives are sold over the counter and are easy to obtain, but they can wreak havoc on the body. The overuse of laxatives can lead to electrolyte disturbances, dehydration and mineral deficiencies.