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This sounds weird, but after going to the washroom today, everything felt normal until I got this excruciating pain in my anus...i thought I was gonna pass out or something! It just felt like my muscles in that area were spasming or something...this has happened a few times in the past... Does anyone else experience this?? s
 

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Believe me you are not alone. I have this 24 hours a day. I get bad spasms, that last all day . sometimes I have them even if I don't have a BM. Went to a colon/rectal Dr. who did an exam and thought maybe a fissure was causing it, but couldn't find a tear. So I upped my fiber and everything got much worse. I think that the fiber added to my problem since I was always in the bathroom. I am going back to the Dr. to have him have another look.Robbin
 
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Robbin - That doesn't sound like proctalgia fugax..I would follow up with another specialist..maybe a procotologist. That must be horrible for you..
 

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Willie, is there more info on proctalgia fugax..The descriptive is something that has happened to me since my hysterectomy that involved my colon and my emergency colon surgery 20 days after the hysterectomy for my colon shutting down.I've never heard of that and I have an appointment with a couple of new doctors and I want to ask the right questions since it's been 7 months since my surgeries and we are still trouble shooting.My new doctor next week is with a reproductive endocrinologist and then early December I'm seeing a new Gastroenterologist.I really would appreciate any direction you might have regarding information and direction.I've asked sereral questions on this board and don't always get a lot of feed back.I just posted some information on my husbands bleeding problem and his second surgery since September and as usual, there are no comments at all. So if you have any thoughts on that too let me know.I'm not into answers that keep pointing me in the direction of hypnosis or tapes since both me and my husband seem to have some pretty serious organic problems.Mine tend to be in the endometrial area of unresolved gynecology problems, a heart condition and maybe some mini stroke problems that are finally being addressed with the proper meds.My husband has had horrible bleeding since september. Like an 1/8th ot 1/4th of a cup of runny blood in a sitting. Sometimes with no bowels either.He had one colonoscopy in Spetember which revealed one tiny pre cancerous polyp.He had to have another colonoscopy (whith a new doctor...we made the switch for obvious reasons)yesterday which revealed yet another polyp of a similar small size. We are now waiting on pathology to see if that's pre cancer too.The only "advice" I got on that first surgery was the comment that my husbands "pre cancer" was like being pre pregnant and it was no big deal.Real comforting for the person who has to watch the blood drip out of the significant others rectum.So any thoughts are appreciated.You seem to be geared towards medical thoughts and right now I need some ideas.I just HATE being told to get therapy.Being told to get therapy is what happened to me last month when I was medicalluy abused by an ER doctor and told that nothing was wrong with me when the body spasm caused by my heart, DISLOCATED my jaw.Some one even answered my post saying that it sounded like I needed behavioral counseling.Lets see how "someone else" would act if they were having a transient Ischmic episode.Behavioral problem.......yeh right.I know this now because I took myself to the cardiologist and he couldn't even do my stress test and he put me immediately on heart meds.My top number on my BP was 200. I think my bottmon number was 143 and my pulse was 124.I had to rest for a week.So please, no psychic therapy talk.It just frustrates me because then the organic problem gets over looked.That's how I wound up having emergency Surgery on my colon and that's how it took 5 doctors and 6 months for the medical world to figure out that my pelvic pain was an adhesion train wreck.It's real upsetting.Right now I need real ideas more than therapy because if the real medical directions could be found then I would not be so emotionally and organically up set with these life threatening situations that keep cropping up.And yes, I do feel that when ones heart condition gets bad enough to dislocate a jaw then the next problem might just be life challenging.Kamie
 

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Oh my gosh I didn't know there was a name for that spasm. I get it (feels like in my anus) a few times a year, always at night! I never know what brings it on but it is terrible pain. It usually lasts about 30 minutes and then it's over. What causes that?
 

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Okay, this makes sense now. Thank you Willie. I have some thoughts, although maybe not fully formed, I will tell you what I think right after I go put on my flame retardent fire fighters out fit to protect my self from the mutant flame throwers all hopped up on Viagra and antacids.
 
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I am anxious to hear what you think about it. I tend to get these pains after sexual arousal...nice huh? I understand that is quite common for "fugax""I'm not a doctor, but I've played doctor before".
 

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I've been using Reflexology.(Quick duck here comes Frosty with his flame thrower set on megga solar blast.)The specific area would be the heel and the ankle.But I find that working on the outter edge of thefront shin from the ankle to the knee is inclusive in the need for relief.Also, if you would have this problem when sexually aroused it might be helpful to use a full body massage to help out before the intimacy.Sex should be a freeing and releasing energy and the reason a lot of people have trouble with sex is because they are not flexable enough.Full body massages before sex pretty much helps to get that back on track.Even if it just makes momentary endorphins and you ride the high of the endorphin rush of the moment.Personally a little endorphin is better than none in my book. Now it might not be the total answer to the whole problem but it sure does help out and it sure can make the whole experience somewhat more pleasant. So pity be to the over burdened partner who must bear the gruesome work of the full body massage before intimacy.Oh well, it's rough medicine but surely there must be relief somewhere.I would suggest some text on Tantric Massage to help instruct in that field of knowwlege.When people have lower back problems the glutes are a very important key in freeing up the spasms of the lower back.So also focusing on massage and gluteal strengthening exercises would be another key.All this time I've been thinking the pain was related to internal pressure from the stool. But of course, now that I stop and think......it makes sense that the spasm is at the root of the problem and it makes sense why I feel better on a 4 hyoscyamine day.It also makes sense why swimming made me feel better too.So doing exercises to lengthen and strengthen the glutes would be the answer for creating optimim use of the muscles to support the place where the spasm lives and the spasm might only be happening because of lack of support.I had not looked at it that way at all but now it gives me some new thought.If you could get a doctor to sign off for some physical therapy you could learn how to do the gluteal exercises correctly. They have to be done right and for that you would need to be shown. It's just too complicated to read or look at a book with pictures because you need a coach to read your body and tell you how it's moving.Even a chiropractor might be able to show you the right movement.If you have had any number of structural injuries then the keeping of the support foundation might be challenging due to the misalignment from injuries.Like I have a lot of athletic injuries. I have to work diligently on keeping my support flexable or I curl up and spas.I've had pelvic injuries where my bones were thrown forward on one side of the body and thrown backwards on the other side. For me diligence and body work are pretty much a functional necessity.I can't ever put on a lot of weight either. My bones just hurt too much so taking note of body mass also might be a key here. And of course, keeping off sugar and fats are basically the core of keeping pain off the bones too so just by cuttiong out known bone pain triggers weight then becomes a non issue.Also, if the spasm is the cause, then maybe a sitz bath with epsom salts would help too.So I guess me and Mr. Kamie just need to do each others feet more often while we are watching television.Because really, the feet will be the easiest place to work and you don't need to know a whole lot about movement and proper pressure with the feet like you might with the other parts of the body.With a body that's too physically compromised massages are great but one really should follow up with a professional who is centered on a sports type of modality.But feet....well they were built to take abuse and there's not too much harm to be done with a little massage and foot reflexology.If anything it will help the leg relax and when the leg relaxes the hip relaxes and before you know it you may have even temporary relief and temporary relief eventually means longer relief and pretty soon the body gets into the habit of more mobility and more mobility just might mean more motility and,well, I'm going to start looking at the pain in my butt with some new insight.Kamie
 
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