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Unread 10-15-2000, 02:15 PM
rectal pain

I have been redirected from post op, to road less travelled.
I didn't have a good read of some of the problems some of
you ladies have before posting my problem, its seems
very small compared to the pain of some of you but still a
very big one to me.
Two years ago I had the big op done, vaginally, ovaries left, and repair work, all went well and I appeared to heal
very well.
Six weeks down the track the pain set in, its taken me a
year and a half to locate where its coming from. I had all
the investgations done, I had two laparocopys, small amount
of adhesions where found and tidied up. I went to a rectal
specialist Nothing. Everbodies answer is to go on tablets,
and be zonked out for the rest of my life NO THANK YOU, anyway, not being one to give in easily I have tried to live
with it and work out an exercise routine that doesn't hurt.
Swimming is excellent.
Anyway I digress, last night while browsing the web I came
across hysper sisters and I was surprised to find
so many women who are having problems, when I
speak to people about mine, they all scratch their heads and say "thats most unusual."
I have pain coming from the back passage, walking really
sets it off. I wondered if the surgeon had tightened things
so much that whenever I walk, it all rips apart, then logic
sets in, it should surely stretch with time (2 years) thats
a long time. All you ladies know what a dull ache of a period feels like, and thats how it feels to start with,
then I get a niggling sore pain as it starts to heal. I
have to keep my bowels regular if I don't and waste is
in the back passage I can feel it rubbing and the pain
sets in again, I keep myself soft with metamucil which does
help, but I don't want to have to spend the rest of my life
sitting on the sofa, I'm too active, and the weight that
has piled on is scary.
Has anyone else this problem, and if so how have they tackled it.
Thanks for this wonderful site, it really feels good to be able to pore it all out.
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Unread 10-15-2000, 02:46 PM
rectal pain


I am sorry to hear that you are experiencing this pain. I wish that I could offer some words of wisdom, but I haven't experienced what you are describing. But I did want to welcome you and say that I hope that you find a solution to your problem soon. I am one that is still experiencing some pain too, but mine is with my bladder and I know how frustrating it is to not be able to find the answers. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers.

Take Care.
Unread 10-18-2000, 12:10 PM
rectal pain

Nola, you don't specify, but I assume you had a rectocele repair. Have you had a colonoscopy to check for any blockage? (I don't wish to scare you, but there is a huge history of polyps and cancer in my family, and they are the first things that come to my mind.) Perhaps, if there is scar tissue that is repeatedly ripping, it is building up into a mass and causing a blockage. I know that my son has a scar on his chest from a burn he received as a baby, and as he grew, it would rip and form more scar tissue. Scar tissue does not stretch. I assume the same is true for internal scars, so could it be possible that it hasn't stretched because it is continually repairing the tear? Any of these things would be apparent with a colonoscopy, I would think, and it's not that bad a test compared with the current problems you are having. I still have pain and problems with movements as well, having had the rectocele repair, but nothing like you describe. My pain is directly related to my movements, and I suspect it has more to do with hemmorhoids (Why didn't they remove those while they were at it? .
[Edited by sheila311 on 10-18-2000]
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Unread 10-18-2000, 08:11 PM
rectal pain

Many thanks for your reply. I had anterior and posterior repair. I went to a specialist in June 2000, I am sure what he did was a colonoscopy, he put this tube up the back and blew me up like a balloon, he couldn't find anything.
I am starting to think it could be scar tissue, I had hoped
it would stretch and come right over time, wouldn't he have
been able to see scar tissue? I suppose it could be small and have been missed, I don't know.
Its gotten so bad even when I'm sitting it's aching away,
and I feel quite sick.
I certainly can't do any work out in the orchard. Weather
is beautiful and warm up to.
Never mind will have to sit out on the balcony instead.
Thanks again.

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