Join Date: Aug 2005
| | Rectal Pain - VERY worried
I apologize if I am in the wrong section.
I am extremely worried, I shall start at the beginning.
I sit alot at my PC, I was on an uncomfortable chair for a few months and was constantly clenching/adjusting myself on it, (I think I was also clenching the muscles INSIDE my anus/bum/rectum or whatever the muscles are when your trying to hold in a poo - as well as my bum cheeks) I started to get soreness when I was sitting for any length, I THOUGHT the sorness was my tailbone or there abouts due to the way I was sitting (pelvis pushed rofward like I was trying to keep by testicales off the seat) and constantly wriggling about, anyway, over the next few weeks/months things got worse, but it was ONLY noticable when I was sitting, then about a week or 2 ago, I started getting a little discomfort in the night, while I was sleeping, or trying to, specially when lying on my side, it woke me up a few times over the space of a few days, so, I decided, right, im gonna stay OFF my PC/seat for a day or 2 and see if things improve, when I did this, there was ZERO improvement, if anything a bit worse, it is not a sore tailbone, it feels bruised actually INSIDE (Up my bum, deep) very sore, and tender, I am finding it as hard to explain to the doctor as I am here.
I have had doctor do an anal exam only with a finger, and it felt reasonably painless, it feels DEEPER than the length of the finger, few more inches in I THINK, I apologize for this essey but I want to try and be as accurate as I can, could be described as behind my tailbone, basically deep UP my bum, sorry I cannot be more accurate but even I am finding it hard to pinpoint.
the pain is easier to describe though, it feels sore and very tender almost bruised, if I am lying on my side it can get very sore, which is whats waking me up in the night.
I have some tests coming up and today have had some blood tests and gave some urine samples, and should get the results next week, I had to push for this the first doc I saw said it sounds muscular (so why no improvement after resting my bum for a few days) but I know how bad I am at describing so I went back and explained harder and pushed for a check lower GI check
I have little/no abdominal pain, and I am unable to find blood in a stool, it is just this rectal soreness but it is NOT getting any better, I do still sit at my PC but I have cut it down to about 20-25% of what I used to, but still NO better.
I have been unable to sleep much and am VERY stressed about this, so SOME bowel changes are to be expected, going 2-3 times a day, instead of my normal 1-2 + some minor abdominal discomfort, I think which is possibly just due to some excess gas being produced by the extra acid due to the insane stress levels I am feeling these last 4 days? the discomfort in my abdomen is mild.
I have never really paid much attention to my stools in the past but my mother is a nurse and she seems to think they are OK, not good, but not bad, probably a bit loose due to the stress/anxiety from 24/7 worrying.
I quite frankly am very concerned though,
I would REALLY appreciate some feedback as I have read with rectal cancer u get pain sitting.
Before I stopped sitting and realised it was not just a sore tailbone, I had no other symptoms that I noticed, I was feeling good within myself, working out at the gym, without issue, the worrying started, and started HARD, when I stopped sitting for a few days and yet it made zero difference and it dawned on me it may be nothing at all to do with sitting, I just assumed.
I am still waking up in the night with a VERY sore .. SOMETHING, its specially bad when lying on my side and, I dno, the weight of my bum cheeks? is pushing together? I dno, its so hard to figure.
during my anal exam no anal fissure or internal hemeroids were found but I dont know how accurate wiggling ur finger around in sombodies anus is, but as I said, sorness is deeper anyway, I also have this kinda weird sensation that somthing is UP my bum.
I was just lying on my back, and I am getting some really weird sensations up there.. almost like something is crawling around inside my rectum.
Thanks you & and many apologies again for this essey.
Last edited by mod85; 03-08-2012 at 12:56 PM.