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tmi shooting pain in bottom!!(18 Posts)
When I woke up this morning I litteraly felt like I had a stake up my bottom it was hard to stand up straight and I felt almost crippled by the pain which was a sharp atabbing pain in my bottom!!!
Any ideas!!! [cpmfused]
You're not ovulating are you?
I get that sort of pain when I'm ovulating.
a fistula? they can be pretty uncomfortable.
I could be - I have an odd cycle and can go months without anything will look up sciatica - but it felt like it was actually in my bottom!! tmi!!
Ouch, I've had this a couple of times, not sure what it was but it went away without me doing anything except clenching when the pain shot through
Interesting comment about ovulation.
Can you not say you must have been dreaming/ you sure it happened instead of giving me scary things to look at - PILES/ ANAL FISSURE!!!!
It turned out that it was my period - any ideas as to why the shooting pains though?
OOh I get this always around oeriod time and sometimes they go up my fangita too. I always thought it was just me good to know it happens to others too.
Quick post as I'm tired and need to get to bed.
If you have this and it's linked to your menstrual cycle, you really should ask for a referral to a gynaecologist specialising in endometriosis. This is one of the classic signs of bowel endometriosis - see here, click on 'what is endometriosis' then 'symptoms'
It really should be checked out, especially if you have other symptoms. Of course you could just ignore it, but if you do have endometriosis, it could end up causing other problems - as well as being painful and difficult to live with at times.
Just realised, that might have sounded a bit scary - don't worry too much!
It sounds like proctalgia fugux, information here www.gihealth.com/html/education/proctalgiaFugax.html Hope that helps.
But 'proctalgia fugax' is just a description of a symptom, not really a condition in itself. All it means is 'rectal pain' - it isn't an explanation or anything. And it's only diagnosed if everything else is ruled out.
Seriously, if it's linked to your period, get it checked out by a gynaecologist.
Channel 4 just covered endometriosis on 'Embarrassing bodies'. THere's a video clip on their website that's quite good.
I've had rectal pain and I would certainly ask for this to be investigated further particularly if it is cyclical i.e happens around the menstrual cycle.
Endometriosis can cause such pains to arise and in my case that was the cause.
Anal Pain is also called Proctalgia fugax and Levator ani syndrome.
The anal canal is surrounded by various organs, such as the prostate in men and the uterus in women, and is supported by the pelvic floor muscles (or levator ani). The pain caused by the muscles spasming can occur without any trigger in particular. In some situations we know that this may be due to damage or entrapment of the nerve that supplies the anal canal muscles. It can affect anyone, although sufferers tend to be women.
However because the symptoms that people describe can be so variable, your specialist will investigate you thoroughly to exclude other conditions related to organs that surround the anal canal and pelvic floor.
Symptoms of anal pain
Proctalgia fugax means ‘anal pain of unknown cause’. ‘Levator ani syndrome’ is a similar condition with slightly different patterns of pain, but essentially they belong to the same ‘family’ of conditions. They are caused by the muscles in the anal canal and pelvic floor suddenly tightening (spasming). You may have symptoms of sudden, severe muscle cramps that you feel in the anal canal. These spasms tend to happen at night and you might even be woken up by them. Some people also describe having episodes of anal pain followed by long periods in between which they feel completely well.
Diagnosis of anal pain
After a thorough examination, including with your permission a check of your genital region, your doctor will organise some blood tests and an endoscopy (telescope test to look at the lining of the bowel). In some cases, you may be referred for investigations related to your reproductive or urinary organs. No investigation can be done to specifically confirm the diagnosis of proctalgia fugax – only to exclude other more serious conditions.
Treatment of anal pain
Many treatments have been tried for this condition but few have been properly studied in a scientific way. Often the episodes of pain are so short that a medication would not actually work quickly enough.
If you do have long, frequent or severe episodes then you may find hot baths or massage helpful. Medicines can be prescribed and include salbutamol (a medicine that comes as an inhaler, also used by people who suffer from asthma), or muscle relaxants.
Unfortunately because we don’t really know what causes these conditions, no single treatment is known to work. Often with professional support and by talking about it, you may find that your symptoms are more bearable.
I have this around the time of ovulating, its commonly known as Javelin Arse! As that is exactly how it feels, the above advice is a more medically correct way of putting it! It actually wakes me up and doubles me over in pain, I have to sit on the toilet to help ease the pain.
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