Pain After Bowel Movement & Itchy Anus
For about the past 5 years I have had increasing pain after some bowel movements. It now happens every time I go to the bathroom, so this past summer I finally went to a GI specialist. I feel like I got nothing solved and the issue still exists.
I should first say I am a very healthy person, 23 y.o. male, who exercises daily and eats a very healthy diet, also filled with fiber. I have a lot of gas on a daily basis as well and I am not sure if that has something to do with it all.
In any case, my bowel movements are like clockwork and I go at least once, if not twice even thrice a day. I will always go about 5 minutes after I wake up in the morning. It can be slightly painful when I go, but usually it is very relieving to pass the stool. The pain oddly enough comes immediately after. The pain is internal and feels like crampy, nauseating pressure & burning. Sometimes, I feel like I have to just curl into a ball until it subsides, which always lasts one to two hours. Then, I will be fine! IT's very strange to me.
Lately, my anus has been very itchy and seems to be discharging a little, somewhat slimy liquid around the anus. I should also mention, I often have blood spotting on the paper when I wipe. When I have inspected my anus post BM, I have some tearing. I'm assuming I have fissures....but not sure?
When I went to the doctor this past summer, I actually did everything. I had a stool sample taken, tried different medications for my intestines, had a colonoscopy, a small intestine/bowel follow-thru with a barrium solution. Everything was okay, which is good so it seems. But nothing has really changed with my pain or itching. I am glad I don't have cancer or Crohn's, but I feel lost in knowing how much longer this pain will last.
The doctor did hypothesize that my intestines are possibly contracting too much, and after my bowel movements, are continually contracting. I'm not sure what to think.
In any case, sorry to rant, but was trying to be thorough. Does anyone have any advice as to what this could be? Also, any suggestions on how to subside the pain post BM and fix this itchy anus situation once and for all?
I really appreciate your help! THANK YOU!!