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#1 dmcfff

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 04:23 AM

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For months I have had pain in the region of my anus. At times the pain has been so bad that I have ended up in A&E (ER), and have had three spells in hospital. During them I have had numerous tests, including 2 MRI scans of my pelvis, a CAT scan, a sigmoidoscopy and several digital examinations. None of these tests has revealed anything abnormal, except for a fissure that had healed. 
 
I have also been suffering from anxiety and depression, and have been given medication for them. I am currently in therapy.
 
The anxiety and depression are made worse by the doctors' apparent inability to produce a diagnosis of my condition. I've been referred to a chronic pain team at the local hospital, but have yet to hear from them. 
 
The worst thing is not knowing what is wrong with me - my GP admits that there is inflammation, and a recent calprotectin test showed a count of over 300, so there is clearly something going on. I have spells of diarrhea that alternate with constipation. I'm wondering what my next step ought to be. Probably consult a gastroenterologist?


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Posted 11 June 2015 - 05:03 AM

so sorry about all your pain.

 

when i read your post, i thought of proctalgia fugax or levator ani syndrome.  has anyone mentioned that to you?  we've had some posts about this in the past.  

 

   http://en.wikipedia....roctalgia_fugax

 

yes, definitely do see a gastroenterologist.  you need to see a specialist about this.

 

hope you can find a doc who will get this figured out for you so you can find some relief.  take good care.


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#3 dmcfff

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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:48 AM

Thank you so much for your kind post. Yes, I had thought of proctalgia fugax and levator ani, but my GP refuses to give me a definite diagnosis until the source of the pain has been found. And I think that is going to involve the services of a gastroenterologist. 

 

I've begun taking a hydrocortisone foam prescribed by my GP. It needs 2 or 3 weeks to have an effect, but he says it should check the inflammation. Not sure if it really will, but am willing to try. 



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Posted 11 June 2015 - 06:54 AM

yes, you're right. hope you can get in to see a gastro doc soon.  and hope the hydrocortisone  foam helps.   yes, it's definitely worth a try.    good luck. wishing you all the best.  


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