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Is this hemorrhoids or not?

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  • Posted By: Stumped
  • December 6, 2006
  • 02:09 PM

I think I have hemorrhoids but the symptoms just don't see to fit. It started off as shooting pains only when I hadn't had a bowel movement in a few days and needed to go, but afterwards I felt fine. Then it only seemed to be just before a Period. Then a few days before one particular Period I had about and hour and a half of the most excruciating shooting pains which started in the rectum, but started to radiate to the vagina and urethra and pretty soon it felt like every muscle between my waist and my thighs just went spastic! Although I haven't had an attack this bad since then, I now have a general irritation in the rectum and anus that won't seem to go away. Went to the Doctor who used the anoscope to have a look and saw nothing except a few small inflamed veins and nothing else. She performed an internal and felt nothing. Told her I was already taking Anusol and Paroven for hemorrhoids, (started doing this before I saw the Doc, just in case). She said to keep doing that and it would probably settle down up by itself. Since taking Anusol, and making ***n sure my bowel movements were soft by increasing my fibre (sometimes 30mg a day), I started to feel better straight away, but after taking Anusol for a few weeks, went off it, and within a few days I felt as bad as I did before. I don't understand this! There's no bleeding and no itching, just a constant irritation and if I stop the Anusol, the shooting, pinching pain is back. I'm worried about how long I can use Anusol without causing some other damage. I've researched Levator Ani Syndrome and Proctalgia Fugax, but if it was either of these, why does the Anusol help?

Has anyone had a similar experience?

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