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JillAnn
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posted 03-02-1999 04:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JillAnn   Click Here to Email JillAnn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hello all,

again i have a really graphic question that I hope you all won't be grossed out at!

I have (and have had for about 11/2 years) this thing that happens, I have this "sensation" like something is IN the right side of my rectum. Or it feels like someone is touching the right side. This only happens on the right side and by reading Dr.Salt's book, I have come to the conclusion that it must be a muscle spasm. The only thing that really makes it go away is a good nights sleep. Taking warm baths helps but no medication I take helps. My GI said Bentyl should help, but that really only helps the ache in my side.

This happens lots more when I have to go to the bathroom several times a day.

Does anyone else have this?? Any ideas to make it STOP???

Thanks,
Jill

PS, I have to work from 8:00-5:00 sitting down so taking a sitz bath isn't possible too much!

rockcandi1
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posted 03-02-1999 05:20 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for rockcandi1   Click Here to Email rockcandi1     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
could this maybe just be an inflamed hemroid or maybe what are they called polyps i think, i don't know just a thought.

silver
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posted 03-02-1999 05:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for silver   Click Here to Email silver     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Hi, I dont have that problem but I feel for you. If you think its a muscle spasm, why dont you try Robaxacet, it's a mucle relaxant. Dont know what else to suggest, good luck

JillAnn
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posted 03-02-1999 05:47 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for JillAnn   Click Here to Email JillAnn     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
PPS
Its not a hemmorid (sp?) I had my Dr. check, how embarassing!!

Jill

RIGEL13
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posted 03-02-1999 06:50 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for RIGEL13   Click Here to Email RIGEL13     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
I have this EXACT same sensation!!!!! Pretty much exactly as you described! And, just like you, the only time it's gone is after a good night's sleep - but then after being up for a few hours, it comes back. I also notice the feeling lessens/goes away right after a BM or passing gas (sorry so gross), but after a few minutes, it's back AGAIN! I hate it!

I don't have any suggestions as to how to make it go away, however. I wish I did....I know how aggravating this sensation is. I just wanted you to know that you aren't alone in this wonderful experience. If I find out anything, I will let you know.

take care

pearl
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posted 03-11-1999 09:16 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for pearl   Click Here to Email pearl     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Have you investigated Diverticulitis? Itis characterised by the formation of "pockets" in the gut/bowel wall where faecal matter etc accumulates.
Another thought.

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posted 03-12-1999 03:26 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boots   Click Here to Email Boots     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
Many moons ago this was discussed and it was given at least three names which one could do research under. One is tenesmus, I'll try to reference the others.
My solution for muscle spasms is massage. So I use vasoline or any other soothing lotion, put it on my finger and digitally massage the muscles that are tight. This, plus a warm wet wash cloth or sitz baths and sleep [relaxation] may help a lot.

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posted 03-12-1999 03:25 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Boots   Click Here to Email Boots     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
The three terms I'm familiar with are proctalgia fugax, anasmus, and tenesmus. The following address is a PF bulletin board. I figured that PF was my problem [tension?] and has been gone for several months. I don't know why. Maybe with calcium and not working, I am more relaxed?

http://www.docnet.org.uk/wwwboard/messages/180.html

gal4
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posted 03-12-1999 03:53 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for gal4     Edit/Delete Message   Reply w/Quote
JillAnn,
I have had that sensation in the past when I first developed symptoms and IBS was really bad. I had rubber band surgery for internal hemmhorrhoids and haven't had quite that feeling since then. I swore I could feel a lump then. Incidentally, I think I got the hem. suddenly when I first started with severe IBS. Rubber band surgery is outpatient and not at all bad (just a little uncomfortable and humiliating), but worth the effort if you find that you have hems.

[This message has been edited by gal4 (edited 03-12-99).]

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