Ive seen a posts here with people reporting the same symptoms i am having. But not sure any real answers were ever given or found. Here is my story:
for the past 4 months I have a feeling of "pressure" or "swelling" in my rectum that usually begins after a bowel movement which is around mid-day. If I dont have a bowel movement until later in the day, the feeling of "pressure" or "swelling" will come on anyway, just a little later in the day.
I have been to a few doctors with no real answers, until the last one. My last visit was to a gastro doc, who I felt didnt really listen intently to my symptoms and after a few words and an inspection, diagnoised me with having an Anal Fissure... I walked away, somewhat happy that maybe I finally had an answer to what was causing my problem. However, after getting home and researching exactly what I was told I had, I quickly realized that I had none of the symptoms typically associated with an Anal Fissure (pain & bleeding).
While I believe there may have been a fissure (that the doc re-opened.. thanks alot), I am not convinced it is what is causing the symptoms.
btw - I have had, a digital exam, an ultrasound and bloodwork (PSA).. none of which revealed anything unusual.
So here are the symptoms:
I wake up with NO symptoms.. nothing.. feel completely normal (except I wonder if I have been having a nightmare)..... after standing for an hour or two.. I begin to feel a little pressure... usually meaning its time for a bowel movement... after a bowel movement.. there is a feeling of "swelling" or "pressure" in the anus.. rectum.. as the day goes on, the symptoms sometimes get worse.. sometimes, not.
Go to bed, wake up and repeat.
Any help ???
Anyone had fissures and had the same symptoms ??? Meaning is the Gastro doc.. correct in his diagnosis ???
Any ideas ????