Our expert says:
I agree with your seeking a second opinion. You may have a small tear in the anus causing the burning and soreness and the doctor will probably do a rectal examination in the room (it is not painful -they just feel inside the rectum and may look with a small proctoscope inside the rectum). If needed he may want to do a scope under light anaesthetic (that will be booked a few days later as one needs to use laxatives to first clear the bowel)
He may ask you to submit a stool sample to the lab to test for blood or parasites.
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