Pain AFTER a BM?
Posted 26 February 2009 - 12:10 AM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 05:15 AM
Posted 26 February 2009 - 08:21 AM
Ph.D in Biology
Posted 28 February 2009 - 11:28 AM
Thanks for the info...please elaborate on what I highlighted.My pain following a BM is abdominal and I have very little to no pain before, unless I am constipated.
It can happen in IBS depending on what parts are sensitive. It is not the most common pattern, or so specific for IBS you would use it as a diagnostic symptom.Rectal hypersensitivity can go away after a BM because it is triggered when the rectum is full and eases off after the rectum empties. This is not the only pain issue in IBSers. It is found in over half of all IBSers.There really isn't any other thing that pain after a BM means you need to be tested for. It isn't like the IBD's or any other disease is pain after a BM and no other time and it can't be IBS. Some people get pain after a BM although pain relieved by a BM from the rectal hypersensitivity is almost diagnostic for IBS (that is if you have that symptom it is unlikely to be anything other than IBS as it really is the thing that causes rectal hypersensitivity).Some people (both with and without IBS) that have Proctalgia Fugax or Levator Ani Syndrome that is basically a cramp in muscles and sometimes a BM triggers those pains. This is still a functional pain, but in different muscles.For some people other parts of the colon get crampy after you move things along and out. A fissure or hemorrhoid can also have pain after a BM.