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abdominal and rectal pain

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • February 18, 2007
  • 05:43 PM

I am a 34 y/o male and have experienced rectal pain on and off for over 3 years. symptoms last up to 2-3 months then i'm fine for another couple months. Had a colonoscopy that saw moderate internal hemmorhoids and redness of the lower colon. had a inter rectal ultrasound that showed nothing but a slightly enlarged prostate. saw 3 different doctors to check for hemmorhoids, no sign. have had blood in my stool recently, no constipation, mostly rectal pain with some abdominal discomfort/bloating. I can't get a diagnosis, pain continues.
Matt

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  • Have you had your stool tested for parasites, giardia, candida, e coli? This would be the first thing I'd test for...Have you had your PSA levels tested for your prostate? They should have followed up with that. How is your diet? Do you eat dairy and wheat products? Sometimes celiac or dairy intolerance can cause these symptoms. I recommend finding a good alternative practitioner to help you. They can be much more successful in treating GI disorders. At the very least you need to be taking a very good quality PROBIOTIC to help rebuild your intestinal flora. www.vitacost.com has many to choose from at good prices. Also, I recommend inserting a probiotic capsule into your rectum each night before going to bed. This gets the probiotic right where you need it, and often provides great relief for hemmorhoids and rectal pain. Best wishes.DOM
    acuann 3080 Replies
    • February 18, 2007
    • 07:21 PM
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  • Well first of all, I am 70 years old. I have diabetes, hypertension, and I've been a dialysis patient for two and a half years. I take several blood pressure medications, along with aspirin and Phoslo. For the last year or so, I've been feeling this unusual rectal pain. It was bearable in the beginning, but as time goes by, the pain becomes more frustrating. It's no so much fun living your life with pain. Any movement, especially sitting or shuffling in bed, worsens the pain I feel in my rectum. The rectal pain I feel radiates from my abdomen to my vagina, my lower back, and my buttocks. Also, when I eat, I feel the rectal pain get worse as if something were to come out of it, and I feel a sensation to use the restroom. I had an endoscopy done last year and they found an "adenomatous polyp" and some internal hemorrhoids. They polyp was removed and the hemorrhoids were treated (diet, lifestyle changes, suppositories etc.). However, I'm still in a lot of pain. I've been to my doctor several times and all she tells me is that I should take Miralax for constipation. I've also been to the ER twice for pain. They said that I don't have too much stool in my stomach, and that I'm fine. They also suggested Miralax. The only thing is that I'm constantly battling constipation and diarrhea because of the nasty effects of dialysis and the use of laxatives. I'm just starting to feel desperate for an answer to my chronic pain. I'm complete perplexed by my situation and I feel that nobody understands the pain the I'm going through every single day. Is there anything, anything at all anybody can suggest, or anything else I can do???? Please help me!-Lucy
    Lucy11 4 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 08:05 AM
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  • Forget the probiotic crap.You haven't even been on antibiotics!First,the blood is likely from the internal hemorrhoids.The rectal pain could be proctalgia fugax.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 02:06 PM
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  • Lucy:Do you have your uterus?IF so,be sure that it's not prolapsed.Next,if it's not your female organs causing your pain,you might have levator ani syndrome,which can cause rectal pain and tailbone pain.
    richard wayne2b 1232 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 02:23 PM
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  • I just wanted to quickly add that the biggest problem I have is the rectal pain. The rectal pain I have often becomes so irritating that it causes my abdomen to hurt (right side is worst) and it also radiates to my female organs. The rectal pain triggers everything else that I feel. Sitting is very stressful, moving around, getting up quickly, bowel movements, any movement causes pain. I also feeling sort of like a burning sensation inside my rectum that makes me feel as if I needed to use the restroom.
    Lucy11 4 Replies
    • January 28, 2009
    • 07:46 PM
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