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!
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