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Rectal and issues with going to the bathroom.

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • April 13, 2010
  • 03:48 PM

Hi All,

For some time now I have had difficulty in deificating when going to the bathroom and about a year ago I noticed that I have a lump in my rectum. Sometimes it will cause a great deal of discomfort and I regularly have issues with the consistency of my stool.

On occasion there is blood in my faeces which is again accompanied with a great deal of discomfort and on occasion bloating and gas.

I'm aware that many of these are possible symptoms of rectal cancer, however I have not experienced any accompanying weight loss with these symptoms which has been over a number of years now.

I've done a little looking into this and I'm not sure whether I may have a rectal ulcer, however I'm very scared of having any surgery on that part of my body due to the discomfort I've already experienced.

Can anybody provide any advice to me or is going to the doctors the only alternative?

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  • Hi I had the same pains in the anus after passing stool. This is what i did after months of suffering. I tried loads of different stuff to sort it out but eventually settled on a little pill called Dulcolax to try and soften my stools thus limiting the amount of stretching during stool. The theory being that it is your anus that should shape the stool and not your stool that should shape your anus. I started taking the tablets 2 at a time before bedtime and then 1 in the morning just to keep me ticking over during the day. Be sure to be near a toilet at work the next day because as soon as you feel a slight cramping around your hip area then you are gonna blow. It didnt work straight away but you must keep it going. It took about 3 weeks to a month and i am at the point where i take 1 tablet a day to keep my stools soft. Do try it because it has worked for me and therefore should for other people. Good luck and let me know if it worked for you.
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