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Unread 08-03-2010, 06:37 AM
Endometriosis near rectum

I was wondering if anyone has had any issues with endo around the rectum.

I had explorative surgery/tubal ligation in Nov 07. Endo path came back neg then, so adeno was assumed due to my symptoms but not verified.

Had LAVH on 7/27 and was told they found some endo around my ovaries and my rectum. I had a feeling there was endo around my rectum due to pain with BMs, although doc thought it was due to my uterus being so tilted that it was resting on my rectum.

With all that being said, I am now one week out from my LAVH and the pain with BMs is even worse now. I am taking stool softners as well as an organic colon cleanse daily to help things move along easier and keep me from having to push so hard. I am thinking about giving it another day to see if it eases up then call my doc, but was wondering if anyone else has had the same problem?

Also, I still have vaginal bleeding but ONLY when I have a BM, which was also the case before my LAVH.

Any feedback would be wonderful. THANKS!
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Unread 08-03-2010, 12:16 PM
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Have you shared with your doctor what you are using (the stool softeners and the colon cleanse) and that you are experiencing the vaginal bleeding with bowel movements? It does concern me that you are using a colon cleanse so soon after surgery. Very rarely, if ever, is a colon cleanse recommended in conjunction with a hysterectomy and especially with work done on the rectum and/or bowel.

My endometriosis wasn't specifically on my rectum, but it was on my bowel and an adhesion had connected that area of my bowel to my vaginal cuff following my hysterectomy. Surgery to remove all of that offered me great relief with time.

Your body needs time to heal from where the endometriosis was removed and while it is healing you can experience pain. But let your doctor know about it to find out if your level of pain is normal or if there is more than can be done to help you. Keep in mind, pain medications can be constipating and thus if you are using any, they could be contributing to your issues.

in there!
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Unread 08-03-2010, 12:27 PM
Re: Endometriosis near rectum

I will be calling my doc tomorrow if it doesn't subside. I have had three BMs today (fairly normal for me) and all have been horrible. However, I did learn that I have some sutures between my bladder and rectum which may be the cause of the pain.

What's unfortunate is that, besides this, I feel GREAT! A little pain around the incision site, but nothing to write home about.

I will give it until tomorrow morning and then make the call. Thanks for your input!
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Unread 08-03-2010, 11:44 PM
Re: Endometriosis near rectum

Hi SmileyKy,

My rectal endo was severe & deep. Like you, surgery to remove it left me in worse pain for a while. Before my hyst the only time I had rectal pain was when I was menstruating - causing intense pain & prolonged deep ache with & after a BM. I experienced similar (but worse) pain after surgeries to attempt to remove as much of it as safely possible. The sharp pain with a BM would turn to deep dull internal ache and eventually fade, sometimes only lasting 30min - other times that deep ache would last for hours.

My GYN said the amount of discomfort I had was expected, given the amount of work done and the fact that the healing tissue gets stretched & raw again with BM's. I took my stool softeners twice daily, kept myself well-hydrated and tried to avoid the constipating pain meds, as (((Weiser))) mentioned. Glad you'll be checking with your GYN if it doesn't improve.

I hope you start to feel better soon. Hang in there.

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Unread 08-04-2010, 07:49 AM
Re: Endometriosis near rectum

Thanks sistabeth! Yeah, I'm going to call my dr. today just to ease my mind. I think, with everyone on this site's help, I have figured out the pain, but the vaginal bleeding is actually what is concerning me now. Added to the fact that I can now "feel" my internal stitches (I'm thinking where my cervix once was) when I urinate. Just want to be sure I didn't tear or bust a stitch...

Again, thank you for your words and support!
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Unread 08-11-2010, 02:27 AM
Re: Endometriosis near rectum

Have you shared with your doctor what you are using (the stool softeners and the colon cleanse) and that you are experiencing the vaginal bleeding with bowel movements? It does concern me that you are using a colon cleanse so soon after surgery. Very rarely, if ever, is a colon cleanse recommended in conjunction with a hysterectomy and especially with work done on the rectum and/or bowel.


Your body needs time to heal from where the endometriosis was removed and while it is healing you can experience pain.




have to fully agree with Weiser.x
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Unread 08-14-2010, 07:01 PM
Re: Endometriosis near rectum

Oh hun I feel your pain and I'm so sorry you are going through it. I'll never forget that pain...I've always described it as feeling like someone was trying to shove a baseball bat up my butt it hurt so bad. I would scream with pain during a BM and my poor husband would be beside himself not knowing what to do.

I'm not sure if you had this done or not but what cured me of that pain for over 10 years now is that my doctor performed a LUNA when he did my laser laparocopy. I'm not sure if that is what did the trick or not but that area has never given me any problems since. Something to consider if it doesn't go away. Read up on a LUNA because there are some potential side effects to having it done. For me the only thing I notice is that I don't have the feeling of urgency when I need to go pee anymore...it's more a feeling of fullness and knowing that I need to go. That was strange at first but now it's just normal and I've always made it to the bathroom lol

Good luck....hopefully it's just surgical pain and it will go away. I am still also suffering with pain after my TAH/BSO so I can totally relate. Very frustrating!!!
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