Posted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:54 pm Post subject: Pressure in my rectum
Hello and thanks in advance for any advice.
I have had my ileostomy now for 10yrs as the result of battling UC. For the past 3 days now I have been getting really bad pressure in my rectum (feels like my insides are going to fall out).
Sitting, standing or walking it does not ease up, I feel the need to clench my bum to stop the pressure. When I go pee I relax my rectum and it feels like I going to loss all my insides. This is driving me nuts.
Other then the first year after my surgery, I have not had any issues and have not seen a specialist in about 8yrs.
Has anyone had this problem? Should I make an appointment to see specialist?
I've only had my ileostomy for 10 months but know that I've had mucus and mucus with blood come out of my rectum ever since the surgery. They gave me suppositories to clear up the blood but I'm still not sure why they just didn't remove the stem since they knew I could never have a reversal. I feel some pressure at times but nothing to the extent you seem to be having. I think I would call my doctor to get it checked out.
Wish you well,
I agree - get checked out. You could be having a prolapse of what's left of your rectum. I have a colostomy and a small stub of my rectum and anal sphincter were left intact. I have those pressure problems frequently and I use Anucort steroidal suppositories to reduce the inflammation and weeping from the irradiated tissue. Sometimes it bleeds quite a bit too.
Hi Truw...Artist from Seaside, Oregon here. Sorry to hear about the pressure you are experiencing. I have it too, it's been three weeks since my ilio surgery. Every time I urinate, I have to sit down and pass a couple of teaspoons of mucus(dark), and I frequently have what feels like hard bowel cramps.According to the Providence, Portland manual, the passing of the mucus is normal. To minimize the temporary pain from the cramps, my wife rubs my back down in the coxicks area vigioursly for about 5 minutes and it usually goes completely away. I just chalk them up as just part of the healing process..anyway, just wanted you to know that I am suffering right along with you..and I'm hoping that it is getting better each day!
Could be internal hemmorids.
I still have my little bity rectal stump and bleeding / mucus passes. I'm told the mucus is normal as the organ still has some function. The bleeding was found to be internal hemis at my last scoping. And active crohn's.
Always best to get it checked out when in doubt.
Hi, I had that problem for about 2 years after my ileo surgery for ulcerative colitis. The bleeding, cramping and mucus was just getting me down. The consultant eventually gave up after countless different meds and removed my rectum. Its been the best decision ive ever made! I am very happy with my ileostomy and it was an easy choice whether to leave the option open to get reconnected of have it removed. Ive not had any problems since.
Hi. i have an ileostomy so no more rectum. I'm all sewed up. I get what I call phantom bowel movement pains/ cramping. It drives me nuts. Sometimes I will sit on the toilet and Pretend to poop. It usually goes away. I know- I'm wierd. But it works for me
I also suffer from this. Usually right after sex or it can happen anytime. If driving I have to pull over until its passed. The doctors have no answer other then internal scar tissue. Pain in the a$$ literally:)
It started two weeks before a groin hernia op when I resorted to wearing a support belt, so I could work.Two days later, itching, pressure feeling sore, yet no outward signs.
Then two weeks after the op, went on a walk, the day after my rectal area which had been fine during the initail recovery went berserk, itching, pressure soreness again.
Sitting down relives it, as does sitting on the loo. Standing for a long time or walking makes me very aware of it.
Two GPs said it was fungal, which it plainly isnt. Tow other GPs said it could be the fact that as we have less guts, and more space for them,sometimes a piece of gut can rest on the scar tissue and irritate it. This feels right to me as I can sometimes feel stuff gurgling over the area.
Then the surgeon who did the hernia op, said that that wasnt possible.
Its bugging me too I can tell you.
Could it be another hernia.
All the docs have found no lumps, growths, or bulges, so maybe its a muscular or a circulatory thing.
i hate to "bring back" such an old post, but this is an issue im having out of the blue..i only had my permanent ileostomy (no rectum, only enough anus left to fold and sew closed) surgery last month (sept.6th and a second surgery due to complications sept.10th), i wasnt warned about mucus/blood etc coming out of the anus after surgery..i didnt have the issue till about 2 nights ago, i got a horrible pain in the butt (litteraly) and then came the mucus/blood..freaked my husband out more then myself, but the pain was almost unbearable
I only found out about passing mucus after sitting on the loo,feeling like i needed pooh,knowing that part no longer worked.in the end i pass a very large piece of dried mucus.I was worried as i had no idea what it was.I saved it in a bit of loo roll and in the morning phoned my stoma nurse in a panic.She told me it was normal to pass mucus and i was lucky as some people pass it everyday and i was one of the lucky ones who didn't loose much.I get "phamtom bum" now and then,i find sitting on the loo and "trying" to pooh helps ease the pressure as it can be uncomfortable.I was told that all this is normal as the left over stump still produces mucus,and as ive little or no rectum left, thats why i only get a bit of mucus now and then.I do wish you were told about this after you have your stoma,as it can be frightening to think your going to poop when you know your not,only to pass a nasty bit of dried mucus,I'm glad to say this as only happened one in the 3 yrs iv'e had my stoma
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