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Pain at coccyx and rectal pain before passing stools - any ideas?

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  • Posted By: mutamist
  • December 17, 2006
  • 00:51 AM

Hi there

For the past 2 weeks or so I have been experienceing intermittant pain at the coccyx area and sometimes around the rectum when I need to pass stools. it's not every day but every few days probably. The pain is not intense but more nagging and seems to go away when I pass stools and even seems to lessen sometimes when I pass wind.

I did get diagnosed with IBS about 10 years ago, (does that kind of thing stay with you for life?) and I do get a bit constipated, or at least find passing stools quite hard.

Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? I've done a bit of searching on the inernet but I seem to find a different answer on every link I click!

Any help would be much appreciated

thanks

Steve

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  • I have got exactly identical problem and symptoms for last 1 year. MRI scan revealed mild angulation in CX1 and CX2. It happens due to injury or wrong sitting posture. Medicine is going on but no result. Only tramadol,a CNS depressant works.Pain apperas and vanishes automatically and periodically.
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  • I have pain prior to going and also afterwards, have a lot of gas and I find it very difficult to have movement. Sitting is getting difficult becasue of the pain it cause, yet it is embarrassing to discuss even though I worry about a tumor or cancer etc. It may be days before I go and then I have to go through difficult time, almost like blocked Any one else with suggestions
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 14, 2010
    • 04:14 AM
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  • I am experiencing the exact same symptoms and my gp referred me to a specialist for a colonoscopy. The best way to put your worries at ease is to get checked out.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • January 20, 2011
    • 11:46 AM
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  • Did you ever get a diagnosis?Hi there For the past 2 weeks or so I have been experienceing intermittant pain at the coccyx area and sometimes around the rectum when I need to pass stools. it's not every day but every few days probably. The pain is not intense but more nagging and seems to go away when I pass stools and even seems to lessen sometimes when I pass wind. I did get diagnosed with IBS about 10 years ago, (does that kind of thing stay with you for life?) and I do get a bit constipated, or at least find passing stools quite hard. Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? I've done a bit of searching on the inernet but I seem to find a different answer on every link I click! Any help would be much appreciated thanks Steve
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • February 11, 2011
    • 06:29 PM
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  • I have pain prior to going and also afterwards, have a lot of gas and I find it very difficult to have movement. Sitting is getting difficult becasue of the pain it cause, yet it is embarrassing to discuss even though I worry about a tumor or cancer etc. It may be days before I go and then I have to go through difficult time, almost like blocked Any one else with suggestionsMy mother presented with the same symptoms. They got worse over the course of about 7 years. Up to the point where she couldn't go to the bathroom at all. She kept a constant bladder infection and couldn't use the bathroom that way either. She had awful tail bone pain constantly towards the end. She was misdiagonsed for years and years. She had an several MRI's including one MRI (that they found nothing wrong on) three months before they found the 13 cm (5 inches) tumor!! It was found with the die stuff (misspelling?) that you take before the test. And I think it was done at the same time as a colon test. Which she had taken at the first sign of trouble years before and it just discoved a few places that she had removed which all came back cancer free.She had/has a chordoma. Sacral chordomas are rare, slow-growing tumours that are amenable to surgery, but unfortunately often diagnosed late...which her's was. Now that it is so big, it is what supports her pelvic bones and all will be crushed if the tumor is removed. It responds to radiation, but after only 15 months her's is growing back. Chemo is not helpful at all and not even a option.You must be have yourself checked and if the pain and ability to go to the restroom is not resoloved (completely) go back and make them check for this rare cancer. Because it can happen to people. We have NO history of cancer in our family.
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  • Please do get checked. It isn't really something you want to take chances with. I do want to mention, though, should they in fact find chordoma, that there are in fact several effective treatments available. Just make sure to check out several, including proton therapy -- though it's often thought about as experimental, it really isn't. And it often can reduce the harmful side effects that tend to come with more traditional radiation.Just a thought!
    JimSmitts 2 Replies
    • September 28, 2011
    • 06:03 PM
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