My rectum scar tissue has started to itch and feel strange recently, though there are no outward signs of any infection, it all looks as usual.
It first started about 4 weeks ago, just before I had a groin hernia op, and I was wearing a support belt. My GP put it down to the belt pushing the hernia back in, and a piece of gut pushing down onto the scar tissue.
So I had the hernia op, all went well, started walking a bit more to recover, after spending some time sitting around and resting, then went on a 3-mile walk. The day after, my rectal area started itching again, feeling of stuff gurgling round near it, feeling that when I stood for a while there was downward pressure almost like an "urge". Goes when I lie down, gets worse when I walk for a while, or sit in one place for long. When I stand up, I feel downward urge pressure a couple of minutes later, or after eating or drinking. Very much in sync with my stoma working too.
Saw two GPs early last week, who said it was a fungal infection. Gave me cream and antihistamines which did nothing, the cream made it itch more!!! Not an infection, there are no outside issues or soreness.
Saw another GP on Friday, who agreed with the first, and said it was very likely that the successful hernia op had pushed my guts back. She told me to do pelvic floor exercises to strengthen the rectal area which she said may have got a bit lazy, and that men were being encouraged to do these exercises anyway.
Then my surgeon rang me today as a follow-up. He then said that this was not possible, the guts stay where they are, that the itch could be to do with the original ileostomy surgery. He said it was not possible for the intestines to move about the cavity, even though I have less to move around and more space for them to move around in.
People with a rectum wouldn't feel this though, the rectum would keep any gut away from that area, and surely my ileum would fall down into the space where my colon was
So I have a whole range of medical professionals who can't agree on a very annoying and irritating sensation in my body, that I CAN feel, I know is there, and is not "psychological"
Maybe it's muscular, it gets worse after walking for a while.
Maybe it's circulatory, sitting on it relieves it a bit, but when I stand up, it feels like stuff is pushing down a bit.
But it's driving me mad, especially as the hernia repair is doing very well and gives me little discomfort less than 4 weeks post-op.
Anyone experienced stuff similar to this?