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I'm desperate to find someone who can tell me i'm not crazy. Ever since march, when I had a colonoscopy, I have had a feeling of rectal 'pressure/pain' accompanied by some lower back pain around my belt line on the right side. I've been diagnosed with prostatitis, then treated. My gi doctor has done every test known and cleared me. Now i'm at an orthopaedist, who doesn't seem to think it's a herniated disc or ruptured disc. I haven't had an injury. So no one can tell me what it is.

Now I have this constant pressure. I can't really call it pain, but to call it pressure doesn't quite describe how distracting and life changing its been.

Has anyone experienced this? I'm searching for answers. Any answers.
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replied June 14th, 2005
Active User, very eHealthy
Have the doctors had you on any narcotic/opioid type of pain medicine or by some chance do you use these types of medicine regularly?

If yes, it could easily be the effect of these medicines on your ability to go to the bathroom and so you have pressure from constipation. If you do use these medicines, you are going to need a pretty strong stool softener to reverse the effect.

If no medicines are used, ask the orthopedic spine doc to do some of the more aggressive tests like myleogram/disc o gram and even better, have an mri done to rule out disc problems.

Keep on the doctors, they will do just about anything to get you fixed if you do a but of squeeking to keep them looking at you! "the squeeky wheel gets the oil" is how you will have to treat this!
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replied June 14th, 2005
Have you had x-rays recently? Even a mild form of scoliosis, with a curve in just the right spot can cause that also.
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replied March 6th, 2006
Rectal Pressure
For about the past year I have been having some rectal pressure but mostly at night and not all the time. It's driving me crazy. It wakes me up and then it hurts and I can't go back to sleep. My ob gyn says it's due to menopause. I don't know what to do to stop it. Please help if anyone knows. I do not have any back problems whatsoever.
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replied July 22nd, 2011
i have had the same problem for the past couple of years. no reason for it. have had colonoscopy and nothing. it seems to happen when sleeping. wakes me up. the pain gets horribly bad. only thing that works for me is proctomyxin hc ointment.its a prescription antibacterial-corticosteroid-anorectal therapy. when the pain wakes me i use and sit in a hot bath until the pain goes away. hopefully this helps you. good luck
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replied April 23rd, 2006
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Pressure
I have been going through this for the past 4 years right after my car accident, I to have gone to every doctor imaginable I have had a colonoscopy everything came back neg my general health is fine, except for my back injury, which I currently have herniation at the l4 l5 area degenerative disk disease, athritis, because of the disk and herniation it could also be causing nerve damage, therefore I suffer with rectal pressure, and bladder pain, even though its not a pain, its the most awful, annoying feeling , if you have a back injury its most likely the cause of your problem
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replied April 23rd, 2006
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Pressure
I have been going through this for the past 4 years right after my car accident, I to have gone to every doctor imaginable I have had a colonoscopy everything came back neg my general health is fine, except for my back injury, which I currently have herniation at the l4 l5 area degenerative disk disease, athritis, because of the disk and herniation it could also be causing nerve damage, therefore I suffer with rectal pressure, and bladder pain, even though its not a pain, its the most awful, annoying feeling , if you have a back injury its most likely the cause of your problem
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replied April 23rd, 2006
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Pressure
I have been going through this for the past 4 years right after my car accident, I to have gone to every doctor imaginable I have had a colonoscopy everything came back neg my general health is fine, except for my back injury, which I currently have herniation at the l4 l5 area degenerative disk disease, athritis, because of the disk and herniation it could also be causing nerve damage, therefore I suffer with rectal pressure, and bladder pain, even though its not a pain, its the most awful, annoying feeling , if you have a back injury its most likely the cause of your problem
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replied April 23rd, 2006
Rectal Pain
The only thing is: I do not have back problems and never did. So I am assuming it is something else. All I know is it's a miserable feeling and I wouldn't wish it on my worst enemy.
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replied April 24th, 2006
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Being that its not a back injury, I have a friend who is a male, and he had a vasectomy, and right after the procedure, give a few days, he started experiencing the same thing as you, and the doctor told him its prostatitis excuse the spelling, any way its something that wont go away, the only thing the doctor told him was to avoid caffeine, and alcohol, hes gone for different testing, different doctors and all said the same thing, im not sure if you have done any research on this, but evidently thats one of the symptoms, hope this helps, good luck, hope you find the answer your looking for, I unfortunately seem like im the only one that has this problem because of my back injury, trust me I know exactly what your going through, I know it sucks, its depressing, but I wont give up until I get my self back to 100%,
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replied October 13th, 2011
Spine Rectal Pressure
I thought I was alone, had spine surgery 4,5 fusion in 2003 which left me with other sysmptoms,in 2010 I started feeling strong pressure, and pushing, both wake me up same time every night
the pressure is there all day, and is worst at night, this pressure interfears with my balance, and walking,I feel this is coming from my spine I have an app. with a Spine Doctor, I want to get myself back 100% also, hang in there
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replied October 13th, 2011
Spine Rectal Pressure
I thought I was alone, had spine surgery 4,5 fusion in 2003 which left me with other sysmptoms, in 2010 I started feeling strong pressure, and pushing, both wake me up same time every night

The pressure is there all day, and is worst at night, this pressure interfears with my balance, and walking, I feel this is coming from my spine I have an app. with a Spine Doctor, I want to get myself back 100% also, hang in there
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replied April 24th, 2006
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I didnt realize you were treated for prostatitis, if everything has come back neg for other testing, yhen like I stated above, my friend has the same thing, and thats the reason why is because of the prostatitis, do some research maybe theres something out there to help, if so let me know so I can pass it on
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replied April 24th, 2006
Rectal Pain
Now the only thing is I am not a male so I can't have problems with my prostrate. My doctor did think it mide be related to menopause. If it is I still do not know how to stop this terrible pressure.
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replied April 25th, 2006
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Sorry, another possibility is if you strain when making a bowel movement, or gas buildup, even though ive been diagnosed with having a back injury, I still feel like its something else, I just dont understand the whole back and nerve anatomy, , I have done so much research on the innernet, there was actually another lady who was on this site, experiencing the same thing, she never responded back to let me know, what her diagnosis is, I know having this pressure is annoying no one understands what your going through, when it happened to me 4 yrs ago, I became very depressed, and withdrawn from people, its the most god awful, feeling I dont know if my nerves made it worse not knowing what it was I was constantly worrying to the point it made me sick, and after going through extensive testing and being told it wwas my back, im able to relax some, so it has gotten better for me, please if you find out anything as to what can be your problem let me know. I wish you luck, and hope you get some answers
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replied April 25th, 2006
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I found out something new having a fibroid uteris can cause these symptoms, it can also cause lower back pain pelvic pain and bladder problems, kind of makes me wonder if maybe this is my problem and not my back, but I would think by having a gyn exam would show if you have fibroids, im not sure like I said I am always looking for something else something that is curable, as to my back isnt well hope this helps
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replied April 29th, 2006
'tis Moi
I think it is me you are referring to on this post. Yes this is gawd-awful, and my diagnosis is pudendal neuralgia, mostly by exclusion and verified by 2 - ct guided pudendal nerve blocks. Below I have listed a web site that is also symptomatic of what this could be. Unfortunatley - the burning pain I suffer was directly after a gyn exam and subsequent uti/infection of some sort. I developed the foreign object feeling, then the burning, and it hasn't stopped for 2 years. It is very, very debilitating. I have been checked out for everything as well - negative to all..... Spend time at tipna.Org and pudendal.Info

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replied September 25th, 2007
Same Problem
what were your results
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replied September 27th, 2007
Hi C-Jones - I think my username expired so I had to re-register. (New username is Josie) I am now post op surgery for pudendal nerve entrapment. My EMG & PMNLT scores proved the nerve was definitely entraped. I am doing well, still in some pain, recovery is slow when you are dealing with nerves. the "Ball" feeling is gone. The surgery is no picnic and it is very much a personal choice. You can read all about it on Tipna.org or pudendal.info whatever you do, you must scream for pain management. this disease is treacherous, don't give up the fight.
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replied June 1st, 2008
Tailbone, Spine and Nerve Injury from first and last colonoscopy
Sad I was a healthy 50 year old woman who had minor health problems. Very active with my first grandchild and always on the go. My doctor sent me for my first and last colonoscopy. I have rectal nerve damage in the spine, chronic right pudenal nerve damage. I have tailbone pain for 2 years since I had my first colonscopy. I am on a walker, sometimes I use canes, and have been in physical therapy alot. I have developed neuropathy and have constant pain everyday. My legs are wobbly, weak and numb. I have been told that there is nothing that can be done for me.
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replied June 28th, 2008
Colonoscopy injury
Wan't to talk with fellow patients who have spinal, pelvic or leg/foot injuries following colonoscopy procedure.

I am in pain 24 hours a day since March 8, 2007.
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replied June 28th, 2008
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Hello Eppshome,

NO, you are NOT crazy. Somehow you need to find a doctor who understands your syptoms and knows what to do to take care of your problem. In my humble opinion, you need to go beyond GPs and GYNs. You need to see some specialists. Specialists in varies fields. Regarding the back pain, may I suggest that you seek a spinal surgeon. Regarding the rectal issues, perhaps it would be a good idea to see a doctor who specializes in that area.

I wish you the best.

RichT
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replied March 7th, 2009
I had colonoscopy feb/07
I have had severe rectal lower spine pain ever since. had tons of tests and cannot find anything wrong. i can no longer work and disabled and housebound. its a crime
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