Several months ago I had an episode of severe diarrhea and pain in the rectum region. I passed bright red blood during this episode and assumed that I had ruptered a hemmorhoid. I used anusol and soaked in hot baths and the problem seemed to resolve itself and I never had any more bleeding (which really scared me when it happened!). At the time I wasn't eating right and sitting up to 10 hours a day at a desk job so I decided to lose weight and change my lifestyle. In the past 3 months I lost over 30 lbs, eat healthy and exercise every day, take probiotics and supplements, and I have had no further problem until last week. I made the mistake of carrying a very heavy box up the stairs at home and came down the next morning with pain in my lower back. Over the past 5 days, the lower back pain has now spread into my tailbone and I'm having the rectum pain again for the first time in months. This is making me miserable as I thought I had gotten past it. I have trouble sitting again and I'm back to soaking in hot bath and using anusol. I'm not having any bowel trouble this time however and no blood has been passed. Is it possible that I reaggravated the hemmorhoids that had been healing by straining with the heavy box? When I sit the pain gets worse and when I exercise the pain seems to go away for a while but gets bad again once I cool down. The lower back pain I seem to be able to control by moving my hips and readjusting. Could a pinched nerve in the lower back cause pain in the rectum? Thank you for your help.
A hemorrhoid or anal fissure can be causing the symptoms. The pain can certainly be caused by these disorders - especially the anal fissure. Other causes of blood in the stool would include diverticulosis as well as inflammatory bowel disease.
I would consider being see by your primary care physician. An anoscopy can be considered to look for hemorrhoids. If there is no evidence of disease on physical exam, a flexible sigmoidoscopy can be considered to look further in (i.e. looking for diverticulosis as well as inflammation in the bowels).
Followup with your personal physician is essential.
This answer is not intended as and does not substitute for medical advice - the information presented is for patient education only. Please see your personal physician for further evaluation of your individual case.
The blood in the past could have been a hemorrhoid. What you describe now is nearly certainly not: the hallmarks of hemorroids are either bleeding or noticeable swelling or perianal pain. Pulled muscle, pinched nerve are on the list. You didn't state your age or sex, which could also impact the list of possibilities. You'll get a better answer by seeing your doctor.
I have a question, you being a surgeon and all. Have you ever heard of Cansema blackroot salve that people put on tumors and skin cancer and it is suppose to draw the tumor out? If so, do you know much about it?Thanks in advance!
I'm aware of it. Here's a report of a woman who lost most of her face using it:
I can tell you the world is full of bogus claims for miracles, and there are people making lots of money from peoples' desire to find such a miracle. Not only is it bogus, but it's shameful and ought to be criminal.
A follow up to my post. The pain that I felt has dramatically decreased the past few days. I began taking two ounces of Aloe Vera juice in the morning and almost immediately the discomfort in the rectum went away. The tail bone and lower back strain pain has also gone away for the most part again. My question is, was this due to the Aloe Vera, or did the strain simply heal itself and since it was the root of the problem, caused all the other pain to go away as well?
What exactly is an anal fissure? I took nexium for 3 years for GERD and a relative recently told me that PPI's can cause colitis and other intestinal problems. I also read where nexium is only approved for short-term use (4 to 8 weeks). Did my doctor make a mistake in prescribing it for me for 3 years and could the nexium have caused the intestinal problems and bleeding?? Since losing the weight and getting off it, I feel so much better!
Im kind of nervice about telling people this... but here i go.
I went to the bathroom today and there was blood in my stool. I didnt mind it much figured it would go away. When the next day came i went to the bathrom again. More blood and i dont know what to do. I dont feel sick or any kind of pain though. I hope somone can help me out cuz this is freaking me out.!
I have pain at the base of my tailbone just next to the rectum when sitting. It is an odd discomfort and pressure. I had blood in my stool a few days ago and not sure what it could be. Does it seem that it could be anything serious??
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