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Chronic anal and pelvic pain

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  • Posted By: chocolitmocca
  • October 24, 2009
  • 02:20 AM

I am 26 yr old black female, I have never had an STD or any other medical problems in my pelvic area. I have been coping with chronic pelvic pain for 7 yrs. I have had paps, and I’ve also had an ultrasound but nothing has ever been found. Here are my symptoms: Throbbing pain in pelvic area (around where uterus and fallopian tubes are) Throbbing pain in lower rectum Pains sometime occur simultaneously Pain occurs before and/or after using bathroom Pain sometimes occurs during sex or after orgasm Pain occurs often during anytime of the day (including the middle of the night which wakes me) Pain is less frequent and not as strong during and immediately after menstrual cycle. Pain is immediate after eating spicy food. Pain occurs during exercise. Pain sometimes occurs when I am stressed. There is also a sharp pain when the wall between vagina and rectum is touched during sex or when I use those muscles down there ( sneeze, got to bathroom, pass gas)

I usually experience relief a couple minutes after using the bathroom. Bowel movements are often small though it feels larger before passing. There has been blood in stool but only 3 times in 7yrs which all can be explained by constipation or diarrhea. I have gas all the time (fortunately there no odor) I feel nauseous from time to time

I believe the issue is in my rectum because that’s where the pain occurs most often especially when I need to go #2. It is also affected by some foods, though I haven’t exactly figured out all of them. I have already had pap smears, x-rays, ultrasounds, and a colonoscopy which all came back normal. If someone could provide me with some possible things to research or get tested for that would be great.

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  • I am 26 yr old black female, I have never had an STD or any other medical problems in my pelvic area. I have been coping with chronic pelvic pain for 7 yrs. I have had paps, and I’ve also had an ultrasound but nothing has ever been found. Here are my symptoms: Throbbing pain in pelvic area (around where uterus and fallopian tubes are) Throbbing pain in lower rectum Pains sometime occur simultaneously Pain occurs before and/or after using bathroom Pain sometimes occurs during sex or after orgasm Pain occurs often during anytime of the day (including the middle of the night which wakes me) Pain is less frequent and not as strong during and immediately after menstrual cycle. Pain is immediate after eating spicy food. Pain occurs during exercise. Pain sometimes occurs when I am stressed. There is also a sharp pain when the wall between vagina and rectum is touched during sex or when I use those muscles down there ( sneeze, got to bathroom, pass gas)I usually experience relief a couple minutes after using the bathroom. Bowel movements are often small though it feels larger before passing. There has been blood in stool but only 3 times in 7yrs which all can be explained by constipation or diarrhea. I have gas all the time (fortunately there no odor) I feel nauseous from time to time I believe the issue is in my rectum because that’s where the pain occurs most often especially when I need to go #2. It is also affected by some foods, though I haven’t exactly figured out all of them. I have already had pap smears, x-rays, ultrasounds, and a colonoscopy which all came back normal. If someone could provide me with some possible things to research or get tested for that would be great.my friend had something like this and she had a prolapsed rectum and uterus, she ended up having fibromyalgia too. she got a hysterctomy and a mccallyplasty (tied up the rectum back to its place) done and is feeling 100 percent better, but it took 6 months for a doctor to finally tell her at 36 she needed a hysterectomy so good luck to you....
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    • October 26, 2009
    • 05:13 AM
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  • Thank you for your insight, this website is so wonderful, it only took me two days of being on here to figure out what I have. Its called proctalgia fugax which is muscle spasms that occur in the rectum and pelvic floor. I broke out in tears because I've been living with this for so long and I can finally put a name to it. I have already made an appointment with my MD.
    chocolitmocca 1 Replies
    • October 27, 2009
    • 05:08 AM
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