It has been a lot of years since I got a rectal exam. I have gone in with pain in my rectum, cramping and even some bleeding. I have even done a few complete physical exams.On the physical no DRE. And I am 49.About the pain and bleeding, I got referred to a GI specialist. At the GI visit, they asked a lot of questions and then scheduled a colonoscopy. No actual exam was done. The colonoscopy had nothing serious to report. Just 1 polyp, that was non-cancerous.My question is that, how do i get a rectal exam ?? A DRE and even an anoscope. Are these not done anymore ??The colonoscopy was clear, but i still have the pain and cramping . What do I need to tell my doctor??