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Rectal Pressure

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • October 3, 2010
  • 00:34 AM


I am a 25 year old male, married. I'm overweight by a few pounds, lift weights regularly, drink only water/coffee and I make an effort to eat healthy.

Since I was a teenager I felt that I always pee'd too frequently. I finally went to a doctor 2-3 months ago who then directed me to a urologist. The urologist did some tests, DRE, looked at my pee through a microscope and they checked to see if my bladder was emptying after I pee'd. My bladder does empty after I pee but the urologist had me pee into a device that tests the stream. He said my pee stream is very weak for someone of my age.

The urologist thinks I have a neurogenic bladder and he put me on UROXATRIL which has helped with the frequency I have been going but the strength of my pee stream hasn't really changed, it's been the same as it's been my whole life.

Lately I've been experiencing this pressure in my rectal area. It kind of feels like I have to defecate but I've been having normal bowel movements. After I have a bowel movement i still feel this pressure but at the same time I don't feel like I need to drop anymore stool. I have no blood in my stool or is there blood on the toilet paper. . If i tighten my pelvic / anal muscles this relieves the pressure but only for a few moments, I'd have to constantly tighten my pelvic muscles in order to be comfy all the time. It's a strange feeling

My grandmother died of cancer when I was about 8 and 3 years later my father was diagnosed with lymphoma, he also did not make it. I'm extremely paranoid about getting cancer and it's something I constantly think about. I'm also a little obsessed with my weight, constantly pinching at the fat that I do have and looking at myself in the mirror (I use to weigh about 298 lbs, I'm about 215 now) My mother has always had stomach problems and frequent urination.

I'm horrified about all this but I keep it to myself, my wife knows I went to the urologist but I haven't told her about this pressure I feel. I'm not sure if I'm a hypochondriac or not, if this pressure feeling doesn't go away soon I'm going to back to the urologist.

I'm just looking to see if people have similar issues or know of someone who has.

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  • Me also lately but it has been decreasing.I think I had too much coffee oneday and a bad bowel movement cause it.Hey,now that you mention it I am also going to a urologist because of urinary problems.My problems are hematuria and skin but not voiding.I am suffering from stess about it like you and I have found that can cause me some rectal pressure.Good luck to you.:cool:
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    • October 4, 2010
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