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Rectal pain

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  • Posted By: Tictoc
  • July 25, 2009
  • 05:40 PM

About 9 months ago I started having rectal pain. I went to a proctologist a few months ago when the pain was unbearable while sitting down. An MRI was done and then a colonoscopy. Nothing was found but internal hemorrhoids The doctor doesn't think that internal hemorrhoids would cause the pain and thinks it could be muscle spasms but I find that hard to believe. It hurts to the touch. I can't sit for more than 5 minutes at a time. The pain use to be only a few times a week but now it's every day particularly after a bowel movement. Currently the doctor has me using Anucort-HC 25MG suppositories but they are not helping at all and even seem to be making the problem worse. My doctor is willing to rubber band my hemorrhoids but says it won't help the pain. I have to travel soon and will be driving for 5 hours a day for a few weeks and I'm dreading it. Is there something that would work for the pain? Any ideas on how I should proceed with my doctor? What else can I do to help resolve this issue?

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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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