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What Could Be The Cause Of Severely Painful Rectal Spasms
Proctalgia fugax: Sounds like proctalgia fugax, which is a benign condition. But it could be very painful. It's thought to be due to spasms of pelvic muscles, surrounding your rectum. It's usually very short- lasting and self- resolving. Heating pad or massaging the area could be helpful. But then again it could be due to other conditions. If it is bothering you a lot, it would be a good idea to see a doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Called proctalgia : Fugax or levator spasm. Often severe enough to wake from sleep, more common in women. Getting up and walking around for a few minutes, warm tub soak or even a fleet enema, (sodium bisphosphate) changes the anatomy enough to relieve the spasm. Often disappears as abruptly as it came on. No good treatment except as above. ...Read more
Can hemmroids cause pressure like a balloon and rectal spasms? Also.. can internal hemmroids not cause bleeding, just pain, pressure and spasms?
BRBPR: YES AND YES BRBPR= Bright red blood per rectum. Top causes are hemorrhoids and anal fissures. You need a full exam and rectal exam to make diagnosis. Lab work may be needed to Check for anemIa. If you still have symptoms stool cultures and a colonoscopy may be warranted . In the meantime stay well hydrated 64-80 oz water/dy. And gluten free with high fiber gutbliss.com ...Read more
I have constant rectal spasms/cramps and it's too painful to poop and pee. I have no insurance, no one can't seem to help me. I can't handle this pain?
Consult GI: I think it is time for you to consult a GI specialist. If necessary, try an university teaching hospital. ...Read more
Depends: If you are talking anal sphincter spasms, you may have a fissure and that needs diagnosis and treatment. True rectal spasms could be proctalgia fugax, a difficult diagnosis and even harder to treat but often eventually goes away on its own. See a colorectal surgeon to be sure of diagnosis and obtaining proper advice. ...Read more
May be associated: Such pain and feeling of incomplete evacuation can accompany constipation and anxiety related states with anorexia. But it has an association with poor bowel habits that can be traced back to poor intake. Rarely it can lead to secondary loss of appetite, more a function of a gut related problem. ...Read more
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