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Pain in the bum. Literally.

(18 Posts)
LittleNoona Fri 02-Aug-13 09:42:12

blush

Was going to name change but can't on iPhone so here goes.

Last night after a bm, I got a pain in my back passage. It was awful, I was sweating and felt sick because of it.

It was like some kind of spasm, it kind of felt like pressure? It was also really low down in the centre of my pelvis, where I imagine my bladder would be.

It eased after about an hour but felt tender for the rest of the evening.

This morning still feel tender, hurts a little to sit, and I'm getting a few little sharp pains that last only a couple of seconds and are gone.

Incase its relevant; My period is due in a week, I took the MAP a week ago today.

Any ideas?

LittleNoona Fri 02-Aug-13 18:57:09

BUMp grin

Allfurcoatandnoknickers Fri 02-Aug-13 20:26:21

I've had this since having a mirena fitted 18 months ago. Sure it's related. I've a tipped uterus, which I wonder too if contributes to the pain.its horrible and I'm sure is hormone/mirena related.

digerd Fri 02-Aug-13 21:45:11

I don't know if it is the same thing, but I get anal cramp, which is similar to bottom pain in childbirth. It begins slight and just increases until I feel sick with it and no massaging helps. It usually lasts about 20 minutes or so.
But afterwards I'm fine. Oftens happens at night in bed. I too have a backwards prolapsed womb.

LittleNoona Fri 02-Aug-13 22:21:09

Thanks for your replies! Glad it's not just me grin

I have a tipped uterus too. And I have had similar pains before around the time of my period - but only lasting seconds - always put it down to that.

I've been tender in the back passage and in my lower pelvic area until early evening so the whole thing lasted 24 hours.

I have IBS so perhaps it's connected to that? Been taking colofac and ibuprofen/paracetamol today and I think it's helped.

I've also has tiny flecks of bright red blood in the toilet paper after I wipe. Literally tiny flecks.

Of course I'm now worried its all connected and something sinister sad

GetKnitted Fri 02-Aug-13 22:27:49

I haven't any personal experience to relate to this, but all I will say is that it can't harm to go to your doctor, and if you don't want to go to your doctor, go to a walk-in centre or something. They aren't always much use if it is 'complicated' but they might be able to rule out your 'something sinister'.

TheFunStopsHere Fri 02-Aug-13 22:29:12

It sounds like proctalgia fugax, but as the previous poster suggested, that usually only lasts 20 mins or so. And is most often in the night. Google it and see if it matches - but given how l

TheFunStopsHere Fri 02-Aug-13 22:29:59

Sorry - given how long your episode went on I would go to the GP.

LittleNoona Fri 02-Aug-13 23:16:33

Thanks TheFun. Googled that and also came up with Lavator Ani Syndrome. Same kind of thing but with pain lasting over 20 mins.

Think I'll see the Gp.

loopyloou Sat 03-Aug-13 22:10:17

Digerd, I get something similar, it starts like the feeling I need the loo, then becomes an ache? Which builds and builds until almost unbearable. Then it passes. Nothing helps.

digerd Sun 04-Aug-13 06:17:41

Yes, that's it. I read once that if you have never had it you are lucky.

ClockWatchingLady Sun 04-Aug-13 21:21:53

Any indication that you might have a bit of endometriosis, OP? I get this too (truly hideous pains), and endo is thought to be the reason in my case. In any case, hope yours gets sorted soon. Good luck with it all.

LittleNoona Mon 05-Aug-13 13:21:46

Thanks for the replies.

I have seen the dr - she was really nice. She said that it could be IBS related.

I had to have a physical exam and I nearly died of shame! I know they've seen it all before and worse but still! She said there was nothing untoward to see or feel, which is good.

I did mention to her that I sometimes notice some blood on the tissue when I wipe - literally tiny streaks of bright red blood.

On that basis she wants me to have a blood test, monitor things and go back in two weeks. She will decide then if I need to be referred to a gastro specialist.

Someone above mentioned endometriosis - I hadn't thought of that. When I was about 16 I had a laparoscopy and was told that there was a small amount of endo present. Would that have just not come back as it was treated at the time? I've also got a couple of fibroids and thought blood tests were normal, I have lots of cysts on my ovaries. Could it possibly be related to any if that?

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 07:43:43

Hi OP. Glad the doctor was good. Endometriosis can come back, and sometimes does get a bit worse over time, so might be worth keeping in mind if it keeps happening? On the offchance does turn out to be this then going on the pill/hormone coil can help.
Anyway, well going to the doc, and hope you get to the bottom of it (ha ha!) soon.

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 07:45:25

Offchance IT does

Well DONE going

Sorry -typing on phone

JustBecauseICan Tue 06-Aug-13 11:10:48

I get this usually around ovulation time. Dr Mumsnet wink told me a year or so back it was most probably some fancy named pouch down there emptying of the blood that fills it at ovulation.

ClockWatchingLady Tue 06-Aug-13 12:00:50

Yes, I also have endometriosis in my "pouch of Douglas". Poor Douglas.

LittleNoona Tue 06-Aug-13 22:34:05

Haha ClockWatchingLady! grin Yes, fingers crossed its something simple.

Pouch of Douglas - never heard of it. Googled quickly and sounds about right - sometimes I find sex a bit painful.

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