... goes. Every month I get a very excruciatingly painful spasm in my rectum (not lying) that has me crippled on the floor in the fetal position for about 1/2 hour. I just have to ride out the pain. I talked to one doctor that said, "oh everbody gets this". is that true? what should i do for it? no medication will work unless it's an injection because it comes on so quickly i don't have time for the pill to work. Am I making any sense? I'm asking it now because i'm suffering it now, and i've got to go, it's getting really bad, thanks
This is a very embarrassing question, but I like this site for it's nonjudgemental replies so here?
Added 22 Jan 2011:
I've had a colonoscopy, with negative results. Strangely enough i forgot to add it only happens at night or evening. Thank God it's never happened during the day, at work or school etc.
Wow that does not sound good. Well that has never happened to me and what is your doctor saying is causing this if he is saying it happens to everyone? Even when I have been constipated for days that has never happened to me. Keep me posted on this, you have piqued my curiousity.
Please do not be embarrased, I empathize with you I have never experienced anything like this and it sounds foolish for a doctor to make a random comment like that especially when it surely isn't something everyone has I haven't its a difficult thing to have a doctor that will say such things as this have you ever seen a gastroenerologist and had a colonoscopy or gastroscopy I wish I had concetrate answers but I don't and for that I am so sorry but one thing is for sure it sounds like you need to have this checked out it is far better to be safe than sorry
could this have anything to do with Chrons disease or irritabile bowel disease had a friend and the doctors blew him off turns out he had to have half his colon removed is was necrotec that may not be your problem at all but the doctors put him through tests after test and he finally went to a clinic in Ohio and they found out it was no joke
Hey Cathleen. I would get a 2nd opinion. I have never heard of that. Ever since I had surgery 2 yrs ago I have had bad constipation probs that have had me out of work since. They r having a hard time figuring out what the causes of my probs r, but definitely see another dr. I don't believe this is really normal. Keep me informed. Good luck sweetie. I can only imagine a bad feeling like that
You need to go see another doctor, and if that doctor brushes you off, then go see another one. Try a specialist. Too many people think that doctors are G-d's, and the doctors get this holier than thou complex. This is NOT normal to end up on the floor in fetal position for 1/2 hour. Something is NOT right, and knowing your body better than anyone else, and being so uncertain that you felt embarrassed to write this on the group, you want more answers than does anyone else have this. Especially if it is getting really bad as you say yourself. Try a proctologist, they are rectal specialist, but do not keep researching, and getting to the right doctor, until YOU are comfortable with the answers that you find. Good luck!!
Its good to know i'm not alone with this problem. although your symptoms seem more severe i also have had some of this same type pain. not to be to graphic but it was like for no particular reason it felt as if a sword was inserted into me. the pain will come on so fast and brutal all i can do is drop to the ground screaming in pain. this hasn't happened for a couple years now ,but had been a terrible problem for me at one time. i must admit i didn't go to the doctor, i don't have insurance not to mention i was scared to know what the doctors would tell me. if it is the same pain i experienced,then it had to have been something serious. not the best logic but i want to be honest. but if a doctor told me "everyone gets this" . i would find a new doctor ASAP. something is wrong and needs to be addressed. dont put it if off if its getting worse. you may cheat yourself out of a chance to fix whats wrong.
catching something as early as possible is the best thing you can do. so get yourself a new doctor. you may want to go to the emergency room and have them refer you to someone. they also may run some test right there so you can get more answers faster. GOOD LUCK!! hope you feel better!!
I'm happy you came out with this new info! There very well could be a relationship with this and your spinal problems. I know when I suffered burst fractures, several doctors did rectal exams over the next 7 days, checking for a reaction. Be sure and tell your new PM doc about this. It may be nothing, it could be related to your spine. It should not be dismissed though. Diverticulitis can cause these very sharp pains in the lower abdomen too. It's a disease that "flares up" and is usually controlled through special diets. But be sure to tell the doc about this pain. Jot this down too so you have all info at your fingertips for your upcoming appt.
Take care and best wishes,
I've never heard of this before, and can't imagine it is normal. Anything that results in 10-level pain is worth questioning. I'd say it definitely warrants another opinion. You are very brave to ask this question - I think thats a good thing. Now take that bravery and make them take you seriously and give you a diagnosis you can believe.
This could be something to do with your spinal problems; did you have spinal problems before this started?
Also I agree that to get to a level 10 pain that takes you down to your knees is worth getting an opinion from a doctor that only specializes in colon problems as a Gastro doc looks at the stomach, intestines, etc.
I have never heard of this before either and I too have constipation problems at times like others here have said and at my very worst never felt pain in my rectum and only my lower abdomen once I was so full of it that I did have a BM.
After the death of Farah Fawcett with colorectal cancer, I think these talks have been much easier to have as to see what she went through was horrible.
I do know there are muscles in that part of the body but you also mentioned polyps. Usually doctors want to remove those to check for cancer as that is the only way to do so being a sign that something could be wrong. Many polyps are not malignant and benign showing no cancer but they do need to be removed from your rectum as they could easily turn into a place cancer can form if left there.
I can only come from the experience of my family; my Grandma and Aunt in particular who have went through colonoscopy tests and my Grandma has had polyps removed at least 3 times or more since she was in her 50's; now age 88. I know the doctors biopsied these polyps to check for cancerous cells that could grow.
Please don't feel embarrassed as many of us have problems that we need advice for and feel comfortable enough to ask as you did this time always.
Most here are not doctors nor nurses but due to our own problems, we have more knowledge of our bodies as things go wrong or need medical attention.
That is the best advice is to get to a doctor who specializes in the colon and rectum.
I hope all the advice you have received helps you
You can experience pain in the rectum from something going on with the coccyx. Often they will do a rectal exam to palpate the coccyx to check for a fracture. Like others have said, if you have that much pain, it is your body telling you something is not right! Keep talking to different doctors until you find one willing to get to the crux of the problem. Some doctors will say things like that when they have no idea of what is going on rather than say they don't know. Be sure you tell your Dr who is treating your spine. If he has no answers then the proctologist is also a good idea. Hope you find out soon what is wrong. I feel for you-it sounds horrible what you are going through!
Cathleen... You HAVE GOT TO BE KIDDING ! .Your doctor said NOT to worry, that everyone has this?. Well, "excuse me", but I would be trying to find another doctor. I am "here to tell you" that NOT everyone goes through this. I have never heard of anyone having this, BUT if it IS a Proctologist that you have seen, I definately would find another, but if it is a "Reg. MD", please find a Specialist(Proctologist) ASAP ... Please let me know. You have ALSO "tweaked MY interest & concern"... Judy
That's very odd.. I've had multiple stomach and bowel problems because of several-week constipation, lumps in my abdomen, excruciating midnight stomach pains that took me to the hospital.. but I would go to a specialist. Or another doctor at least. A half hour worth of excruciating pain in your butt (sorry to be frank) on a regular basis is not normal.
YES, I have had the same problem. About once a month it would happen. I haven't had it happen for awhile now. It would happen only at night too. To make it go away, I use a heating pad. Sometimes I can tell when it will flare up--such as sitting in a car for a long ride. Tylenol or asprin helps too. I have googled this problem and there are a lot of people who experience this.
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