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Pain In The Butt

Posted: Sat Apr 13, 2019 10:46 pm

Hi All
Some of you might be knowing that I am a colorectal cancer survivor and I am almost 7 years past my treatment. For the last 4 weeks, I have been having this pain in my butt. I consulted my doctors and they gave me antibiotics and penicillin shots. However, there is no discharge, swelling or foul smell from the back. The pain is mostly felt when I sit and my job is such that I have to sit almost all throughout the day. At times I have this urge to strain. Almost feels like something is clogged up back there...lol

I would appreciate if you good people can advice me what exactly to do and if I should be really worried about it. I take my health very seriously, after having survived cancer and having seen my mom go down with it. I tend to get nervous very easily. Anyone else here who is past the treatment this long and feels the pain in the butt?

I look forward to hearing from you all soon.
Thanking you all in advance.

Kind regards
Jabid

 

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 4:54 pm

Hi Jabid.  There are other folks here who had similar symptoms.  I think the consensus was to consult with the colorectal folks.  There are things like "Phantom" signals and stuff way beyond my understanding.  Please consult with the experts and fill us in.

Respectfully,

Mike

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Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 6:01 pm

Bula (Hello in Fijian) Mike

Thanks for your reply. I am hearing that for the first time myself. I am hoping someone would be able to explain to me in detail.

 

Regards

Jabid 

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:16 pm

Jabid 

i would hope that a Colorectal physician would explore the possibilities with you. You may even want to talk with your Oncologist. At 7 years out, I hope you are having annual scans still. If not, They may order scans to see if there is an issue and that would certainly be peace of mind for you. I would certainly ask to see a specialist for your concerns! 

Puppy

Posted: Sun Apr 14, 2019 9:30 pm

Hello Puppy

 

I had a PET scan done 2 years back and xrays and sonography in Dec last year. They didn't pick up anything significant and all was good. But I will definitey have a scan done, perhaps a full body CT scan?

 

Thanks

Jabid 

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:01 pm

I certainly would recommend a chest/Abd/Pel . Then if and suspicions of trouble are there, then a PET. Any type of cancer tends to gravitate to hollow and filter organs. Lungs, liver, bladder, kidney, colon, etc. you can never be too careful and everything is suspect for recurrence! I believe it is better to know the facts thru test results than wonder. That will drive you crazy! Chances are, it is nothing, so you can be relieved when it is all tested! 

Keep us posted! 

Puppy

Posted: Mon Apr 15, 2019 5:10 pm

Hi Puppy

Thanks again. I consulted my doctors yesterday and they filled in the prescription/order forms for a plevic xray and abdo-pelvic contrast CT. I will let you know how it goes.

 

Regards

Jabid 

Posted: Tue Apr 16, 2019 6:45 pm

Jabid, 

I am glad to hear that your rest have been scheduled!

thankful that your Doctors are responsive! 

Keep us posted! Praying for good results! 

Puppy

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 5:05 pm

Hello Puppy

So I had the pelvic xray and superficial USG and the results are unremarkable. No discrete cyst, mass, localised collection or calcification seen. No hypervascularity noted upon colour doppler studies to suggest inflammatory process. The surrounding soft tissue appears unremarkable.

I have been advised by by doctors in India to have a lateral xray of pelvis focusing on sacrum and coccyx to rule out coccydynia.

Thanks again Puppy.

 

Regards

Jabid 

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 7:34 pm

Peace of mind is a great thing! Glad you are able to breath easier knowing something serious has not come up! Hope they can get that done soon and it is as successful! I just had my three month scans and they were all good so I have That peace as well!

Keep us posted! I know I always feel better knowing what is happenening, better yet, what is NOT happening sometimes! Lol

Puppy

Posted: Wed Apr 17, 2019 9:51 pm

Bula, Jabid.  It looks like Puppy offered some great advice and you followed  beautifully.  I'm thinking you're learning a lot from this venture and you WILL get the results you want.  Keep up the good work and, please, keep us posted about your successes.

Sincerely,

Mike

Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 10:23 am

Hello Jabid,

I have a colostomy and the only time I  feel like this is when some mucus has gone hard in my rectum and got stuck there.   It can also make my legs ache because it presses on nerves. I hope you can resolve this as it is very uncomfortable.

 

Best Wishes

Beshlie

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:17 pm

Bula (Hello) Puppy

Thank you once again my dear friend in Ostomy! I went back to my onco-radiology and they refused to do any further xrays. They said the scans and xrays done are enough to rule out anything serious and given my history of intense radiation therapy and the exposure to scans/xrays, they do not want to expose me future to radiation. 

Interestingly, I feel better now and I no longer have that pain in my back. I am not sure it was some sort of "psychological" thing. Like I said earlier, I tend to get nervous too easily. 

I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend. It is back to the office for me. (9:16am Tuesday as I write).

 

Much love and God Bless

Jabid 

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:18 pm

Bula (Hello) Puppy

Thank you once again my dear friend in Ostomy! I went back to my onco-radiology and they refused to do any further xrays. They said the scans and xrays done are enough to rule out anything serious and given my history of intense radiation therapy and the exposure to scans/xrays, they do not want to expose me future to radiation. 

Interestingly, I feel better now and I no longer have that pain in my back. I am not sure it was some sort of "psychological" thing. Like I said earlier, I tend to get nervous too easily. 

I hope you had a blessed Easter weekend. It is back to the office for me. (9:16am Tuesday as I write).

 

Much love and God Bless

Jabid 

Posted: Mon Apr 22, 2019 5:23 pm

BULA Mike!

Thank you for your kind words mate. I am feeling so much better now. The pain has gone away itself. I was on antibiotics and penicillin shots for 4 long weeks and I think it took quite sometime for it to do the magic. 

 

Sending you my warmest regards from Fiji.

Jabid.

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