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Hello. I have a question regarding a rectal pain thats has

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Hello. I have a question regarding a rectal pain that’s has been an ongoing problem for over a year. Below is an explanation of how it has developed.

Started end of 2011 flatulence gradually became worse, bowel movement difficult
Saw doctor – examined but wasn’t sure of cause. Tried Indometacin, Imodium, and suppositories
Developed constant aching pain in (muscles?) from strain of bowel movement.
Saw doctor again – examined, said problem was due to and muscle pain was unrelated. Prescribed fibogel .
2012 rectal pain continued worse in mornings when haven’t been able to relieve wind, feels as though gas has built up/trapped.
2012- visited GP again, I mentioned pereformis syndrum said may be cause. Advised to use tennis ball to relieve pain.
Tried colonic irrigation treatment, relieved symptoms until next meal.
Other symptoms
Wight gain in stomach area
Constant gurgling /digestion sound
buttock pain also worse when sitting on harder surface.
aching down thighs,
feel very lethargic in the day,

have tried:
Indometacin, Imodium, and suppositories, fibogel, exercises

male, age 29, no other health problems, build slim.
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr Peter Bush replied 4 years ago.

Dr Peter Bush :

Hi, Has your doctor done blood tests?

Customer:

not for this problem, but have in the past

Customer:

I remember -t was to check thyroid function

Dr Peter Bush :

It sounds like you may have IBS, which would count for the symptoms you are complaining of. I would go back to your GP, ask him to run an FBC, just to check your ferritin levels to see if you are anaemic. As this could cause the lethargy

Customer:

ok then, do you know if there's medication to relieve pain in this area

Dr Peter Bush :

IBS cannot be cured at present, but often changes in the diet can help relieve the symptoms.

Customer:

thanks

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