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Am I the only one with pain AFTER a bowel movement?

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Old 04-07-2011, 08:51 PM   #16
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Re: Am I the only one with pain AFTER a bowel movement?

I have IBS and I have pain in the rectal area making me feel like I need to have a bowel movement even after I just had one. Your symptoms can be caused by the IBS as it might be your colon is in a spasm and the burning you feel maybe a acidic or gassy food you have eaten . You may need to stay way from those kinds of foods. It might be of a help to you if you keep a food diary for two weeks and write down when you seem to have more problems with the burning sensation and more problems with spasms,gas pains,severe abdominal cramps and bloating with certain kinds of foods. Sometimes I get gas pains so bad that I have to go into the bathroom and try to expel as much as the gas as I can . I put my hand on my lower abdomen and press on it to try to get rid of the gas and I move it from right to the center and then to the left. Sometimes I have a lot of excess gas right before I need to have a bowel movement. I am finding that drinking 64 oz. a day of water and 25 grams of fiber help a lot with the IBS symptoms because this adds bulk to your bowel movements and it makes them move faster down the colon and you tend to have regular bowel movements usually after a meal because eating makes the gstrocolic reflex(peristalsis) kick in. I make time everyday at the same time to sit on the toilet for 30 minutes to have bowel movement about 20 minutes after I eat my breakfast. This has helped me not to have constipation problems anymore which I have had all my life until about a month ago when I started doing this.

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Old 01-04-2012, 04:40 AM   #17
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Re: Am I the only one with pain AFTER a bowel movement?

I have this too !!!! I always read that ibs pain is relieved by bowel movement . Mine is the opposite , when it first started (2 months ago) it was after bowel movements ,I feel cramps in my lower abdominal area for half an hour or a bit more. sometimes I even feel week during bowel movements but never fainted. Till now I still have these cramps in the same area but they come randomly , and they are here on & off for more than 2 months now . this whole thing started 2 weeks after i got food poisoning or bacteria with severe diarrhea and cramps. and I was going hrough a lot of stress bec of some personal problems . And I woke up one day with all these symptoms . did ultrasound, stool tests,urine tests & all were normal. I went to 2 GI specialists said its Ibs & anxiety and that colonoscopy is not necessary since I dont have blood or mucus in stools. plz help !! any ideas what could this be ? I get worried sometimes that it might be colon cancer ;(

Old 02-29-2012, 11:18 AM   #18
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Re: Am I the only one with pain AFTER a bowel movement?

I guess i have, too..Mine is like;

Just after i have my defecation, my upper-middle right side (exactly where the ascending colon lies down) begins to cramp so much..It feels, as if someone squeezing my colon ^^

It doesnt happen every day though, but its quite often.. After 15-20 minutes, it fades away slowly. All i can say is, there's a gas movement inside, i can hear & feel it, when it changes its position..

My question is btw, do any of you people have "morning gas" ?

Old 05-22-2012, 06:56 AM   #19
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Re: Am I the only one with pain AFTER a bowel movement?

I to have had this on / off for at least a year or so. Just kept putting it off as I do not want to know what else is wrong with me. After a BM it feels like you have to go again like you have no control. And the pain is unbearable, what I did find to help the pain is this new thing called the bed buddy u can find it most anywhere. Bed bath and beyond, Boscov's and online carries it. It is like a hot water bottle only better. Nuke it for 2 mins and lay in bed or sit and place it on the pain area. It seems to relax the spasam. I have a urinary dys so I do not need to know that I have another disfunction. Mind comes and goes no rhyme or reason when. But I 'am headed to the doctors to discuss.

Best of luck.

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