Conditions with symptom: 'swollen rectum'
a couple of weeks ago, i had a sharp pain whenever i went to the toilet, like half my rectum was missing. i felt a hard lump inside my rectum, which i though was the cause. The lump has now gone, but i haven't been to the toilet for about 5 days, and whenever i pass wind, i bleed from my rectum....... Any ideas?
This sounds like piles caused through straining. I'd buy some haemorrhoid cream, drink more water and eat more fibre.
I have multiple bowel movements throughout the day. The stools are thin, sometimes they have one side which is angular rather than round. I never feel that my rectum is completely empty and my vagina hurts after I have defecated, as though it were somehow attached to the rectum. I am kept awake at night by the pain from both vagina and rectum. Alternatively, if I have diarrhoea instead, my vagina then feels as though it is being stung by stinging nettles and I am unable to walk for the rest of the day.
Hey. I'm 23 with no kids or anything and I have exactly the same symptoms as you and I have been through all the tests (colonoscopy, defecating proctogram, anal manometry etc.) They concluded that I have rectal prolapse and rectocele, which basically means the rectum is prolapsing into the vagina. It can be fixed. In my case it looks like I'm having ventral rectopexy. Don't panic and look online forever until it gets worse, which is exactly what I did. Just go to the doctor go through the motions and they'll sort it out. Definitely too uncomfortable to carry on living with my love!
Im having tests for a prolapsed rectum, I cant pass stool whether its hard or soft without straining, then it feels like I havnt finished, I had a Laparascopic ventral mesh rectopexy 6 months ago, but things havnt improved. It gets so uncomfortable in the rectum, what can I do.
I just found out after 12 years, just by reading this article that I have a prolapsed rectum. It has bothered me before when going number 2, but I never thought much else of it. I am a 17 year old male and I just found this out. It now concerns me a lot. How do I get help? Also, I feel very messed up in the rectal and lower intestine area. I feel an uncomfortable numbness in the upper back area inside my rectum randomly every day. This greatly worries me. Is it a tumor? How do I find out?? Please help.
I seem to have a problem going to the toilet for the last 8 months. i seem to have to use my fingers to push upwards on the area between my vagina and anus to help get my poo out is this whats called a prolapse rectum. l have had tvt done a few years ago due to stress incontinence im 38years old and have five children my tvt has worked very well. I it is a prolapse rectum will i need surgery. I also suffer with memiplegic migraine can these two things be connected. I feel really embarrissed to talk to my doctor about this toilet problem.
Emma, dont be shy to speak to your GP.You will need a referral to see a Gastroenterologist. I believe a course of bowel retraining by a specialist nurse can help and you may not even need surgery. However,If you do not get 100% relief, then the colorectal team (surgeons) will take over. Goodluck!
I understand I have sim miler I avent been well since my girl was born 2007 afterbirth got stuck they rushed me to theatre injected my spine and gave me a manual extraction still not been fixed not fair is it x
My right foot is always swollen, when I walk for some time.No other areas is swollen. What is the problem of this area, please help! This swollen foot does not have any pain and discoloration.
Its been like this for some time now the base of my heel is tender to walk on
I was told for years I had IBS. Two years ago I paid to see a consultant and was told I had diverticular disease. The constant pain and alternating bouts of diarrhoea/ small pellet like motions, absolute exhaustion, lack of concentration. The feeling that my rectum is dropping out when standing is ruining my life. I have also a vaginal prolapse and have a pessary inserted, I had a hysterectomy in 1976. I have to manually evacuate my rectum as my motions are so gundgy they seal it if not entirely cleared adding to the pain I have. Does anyone out there suffer these symptoms.
Have you had tests for a prolapsed bowel? I have all your symptoms and was diagnosed with diverticulitis a year after my hysterectomy in 2000. I have had the sigmoid colon removed and a resection which had many complications, Though I now still suffer from diverticulitis it is not as frequent. After some helpful physio for a prolapse bowel I can recommend that when you are on the toilet, put your feet on a low stool and lean forward with you elbows on your knees. You then need to take deep breaths using your diaphragm, if you try yawning taking deep breaths as you yawn, you will be using you diaphragm and will fell your abdomen moving rather than your chest and shoulders. This will help hard stools to move. Apparently we should all lean forward naturally anyway. It is the invention of toilets that stop our natural stance. If you think about crouching we automatically lean forward. This has been the best advice I had since my bowel problems began. Good luck. I would like to know how you get on.
I also suffer with diverticulitis - diagnosed 2010. Gas, constipation all the time. Then 2011 went to gasterentologist/surgeon to find out if anything could be done to help, had defacography told me to attend his wellness clinic, 8 sessions, on third visit nurse did a laser procedure for a "pocket" right at my rectum so I could evacuate better. I bled and could smell my own butt after that and dr. wouldn't see me because I quit his sessions! This made it worse, gas still a problem and now everyone at work can smell my butt too! Had to learn on my own how to evacuate completely in morning. I use gycerin suppositories if I don't feel like I had a complete evacuation. Sometimes, even that doesn't help and I get to work and the gas begins after sitting down for a while, which I cannot control long enough to get to the bathroom after that "procedure" for the pocket. Without a complete evacuation - then gas and pain. Evacuation sometimes consists of small pellets or even more bizzare, thin ribbon like sheets as if something has been smashed. I get pain on both lower sides. I have to take anitbiotics when the smell of the gas gets "horrible". I know I have infection then. But no dr. ever told me about that either...I found out on my own that antibiotics would make that horrible smell go away for awhile. Reading the post by Mary of bowel prolapse, I wonder if my problems began after my hysterectomy in 1995. If the divertic. is a result of incomplete evacuation. (I used to be regular like clockwork and no problems there) A few months after the hysterectomy, I experienced my first pain on my right side and the ribbon-like stool. If I jump around or stretch I feel the urge coming but sitting on the toliet... nothing! Get up and start walking...oops...gas! I went to a gynecologist recently and he said the pain and thin stool is a result of spasms! Finding a good doctor here is a challenge - I don't know who can help. I'm glad I read your posts!
I've had a sore throat for about a week now, I took a look today and can see that my tonsils are very swollen (patchy red and white) with a few white spots on them. My glands are very swollen as well. My tonsils are gradually getting more swollen. However, I have no other symptoms of tonsillitis; Having had it a couple times in my childhood I know its not that.
You might have glandular fever
I have severe,chronic problems with trying to pass bowel movements,they are always soft but i chronically strain all the time to get the stools out!Its is a nightmare to live with.I get pelvic and rectum pain,piles,nausea,bloatedness,feel ill all the time.I have been like this for many years,just always told it is ibs but a severe form,nothing has ever helped ease it.Sometimes i have to use a finger to get the stool out,disgusting i know,but it just wont move unless i strain and strain.I'm not typically constipated as the stools are soft and there is always plenty in my rectum to come out.I need help as i'm suffering so much,can anyone help,i'm desperate!?
Hi Diane. can't help but have the same problem. especially in mornings. All morning. It lasts most of the day and ruins family events or major days in life. very difficult to pass stools although it is very small and just recently i have started to notice an orange kind of film coating. can anyone help???
I have this exact same problem, even using my fingers. It's frustrating because you can feel the poo inside you and you get really bloated but it just won't come out. I've made myself bleed terribly by doing this and I'm scared I'm causing myself more damage in the long run. I'm sorry I'm not answering your question but just wanted you to know you're not alone.
Hello! I had a doctor misdiagnose me with Ulcerative Colitis when I actually just had IBS when i was younger. She treated me with 40mgs. of Prednisone daily for 3 years straight which lead to me having to have 2 hemmoroidectomies (spelling?) due to the Prednisone thinning out my skin so much. My surgeon had to leave an internal hemorrhoid in me for blood supply reasons. It's now ten years later and the internal hemorrhoid prolapses daily and there's visible pink flesh that protrudes only on one side of the rectum. My question is can this be this be a partial rectal prolapse if it's only on one side of the rectum? I was also just recently diagnosed with having PFD and have to wait 2 months to see a colorectal surgeon. Thank you for your help!
Hello! I was recently diagnosed with Pelvic Floor Dysfunction and have to strain excessively to have a normal bowel movement every morning. If I have an internal hemorrhoid that protrudes on the left hand side when I have a bowel movement that is extremely painful and pink flesh is also visible after each bowel movement but only on the side where the internal hemorrhoid comes out. Is this a partial rectal prolapse or is it normal to see some pink flesh also protrude due to the internal hemorrhoid being flared up and coming out? Sorry to get so graphic but I'm very concerned and can't get into see a surgeon for months even though I stressed to them how bad this is on a daily basis. I've also had prior surgery to that area in the past if that helps any. Thank your for your help in advance!
thanks for ur answer.
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