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Rectal Pain After Rectal Examination
Levator syndrome: Functional rectal pain syndrome is pain in the pelvic floor without any obvious abnormality. There are a couple of different types, but levator syndrome is the most common. Patients complain of severe pain, often on one side. It usually comes and goes, rather than being there all the time. Workup usually doesn't show anything obviously wrong. Some patients have tenderness or muscle spasm. ...Read more
Stress management: It sounds like you have 'proctalgia fugax'. People with this commonly relate rectal pain that awakes them at night, and often goes away before they can try anything to make it better, like a sitz bath. Examination may show spasm of the pelvic floor muscles. It is associated with stress; working on stress management will improve it. ...Read more
Possible: If you have a history of endometriosis and are having GI symptoms you should definitely see a specialist and also have a colonoscopy. When endometriosis has invaded the small bowel, large bowel, or rectum, it can be very difficult to manage. You want to stay on top of it. That being said, your pain could be for another reason entirely and a GI doctor can help you figure that out. ...Read more
The only way to prevent it is to treat the underlying condition. Sometimes endometriosis involves the the rectum, and there is no way for the doctor or the patient to prevent it unless the underlying condition is bad enough to warrant estrogen blocking drugs.
You can take stool softeners, which may help if the rectum is involved. ...Read more
NSAID's etc.: Omega 3 fatty acid & magnesium supplementation can be beneficial. Avoid excess sugar and low quality carbohydrates. Don’t add extra salt to food and avoid processed foods. Avoid caffeine and alcohol use . Consider use of acupuncture or acupressure as well as non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medications. ...Read more
Yes it cit can still ovulate and cause ovulation pain that can transfer to rectum
and or either because if you llost the ovary because of surgery scar tissue can cause rectal pain
or if you had any history of endometriosis that still cab stay active and cause pelvic and rectal pain. ...Read more
Depend : Depends on the etiology (cause) of your pain...Having severe rectal pain is not normal, the most common cause is an anal fissure. Usually if you can keep your bowel movements soft, ( high fiber and plenty of fluids) and take a hot bath after bm these measures usually heal the fissure. If persist see a colon and rectal surgeon. ...Read more
I have got rectal pain from few days.It sometimes disappears and sometimes it starts worsening.I wanted to know whether it is due to mastrubation?
? Pelvic congestion : due to several reasons, chronic constipation is a common cause reason for such pain, or inflammation in any part of the genital tract can cause referred pain in the rectal area. If you aren't chronically constipated you may want to see your doctor or surgeon for assessment, good luck ...Read more
I have horrible rectal pain that today that brought me tears and had to leave the restraunt where I was eating. It's like a sharp, knife, hot poker.
Get evaluated: Both gastroenterologists & colorectal surgeons can help you. They will first perform a visual inspection & digital exam after taking your history as to circumstances, duration, quality, timing of symptoms & your risk factors. They may then determine topical treatment or ask to perform further evaluation of the rectal lining. Symptoms may prove functional (proctalgia fugax) & warrant different rx. ...Read more
Please see your Dr.: There are a number of possible causes for rectal pain; the only way to determine the diagnosis is to see your doctor. Your doctor will need to examine the outside of the anus and will likely need to do a rectal exam as well. If your doctor does not find a cause, seeing a gastroenterologist (gi specialist) would be the next step. ...Read more
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