New to the forum?

Sign Up Here!


Already a member?
Please login below.





Forgot your password?
Need Help?  
cramping or pain in rectum (embarrassing :/)
6 Replies
kaime66 - April 30

Does anybody experience pain or cramping of the rectum...especially after a bowel movement? I also have pain that runs down the back of my legs and into my feet...it's crazy! Sometimes it's lasts the whole day...I will get up in the morning feeling fine until I have to go to the bathroom. Then it will start...on and off throughout the day.

 

kvc33 - May 3

Sounds like the nerves in your rectum are sensitive and a bowel movement sets of pain that then travels to your legs and feet. A chiropractor might be able to help you with that by adjusting your pelvis. Mine told me that a diet too high in fat could cause rectal pain. Also, are your stool easy to pass and do you go at least twice a day?

 

kaime66 - May 7

Thank you kvc33 for responding...It is easy to pass and yes I do go at least twice a day. I think I may have hemorroids also

 

tdennisanp - May 11

This is spasm in the levator ani muscle. It is quite common in FM patients.
Muscle relaxants such as Flexeril may help as well as magnesium.

 

nikita3 - May 13

I used to get this happening quite often and at first I was wondering whether it was something serious like bowel cancer. But then my partner told me that it can happen to anyone at times, that it is a muscle spasm. Reading the message from tdennisanp above, it made me think that, yes, magnesium really helps with this. I went from having the problem once or twice a week to now being able to go a month or two without experiencing a 'spasm'.

 

tdennisanp - May 13

I did a prior post regarding levator ani muscle spasm. Make sure that a healthcare provider does a sigmoidoscopy and/or colonoscopy to rule out hemorrhoids, colon polyps, or a mass. An MRI of your low back is a good idea as well. This is just medically-prudent to do so. But, yes, what you are experiencing if very commmon symptom in FMS (Fibromyalgia Syndrome).

 

kaime66 - May 13

Thank you all for responding...I have been under a lot of stress lately, more than the usual...my baby just graduated high school :)... so I was thinking this was a fibro "spell" ...it seems to be getting better.

 

Message:


You must log in to reply.

Are you New to the forum? Sign Up Here! Already a member? Please login below.

Forgot your password?
Need Help?
Ask a Question