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SmallMediumatLrg
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   Posted 4/12/2010 3:15 PM (GMT -7)   
I have a painful rectal ulcer, and I am on citrocel and three stool softeners every day. I have been on Canasa for two months with no improvement. Even with all the stool softeners, my bowel movements hurt like crazy, but I am having a bowel movement every day (thank goodness). But as I said, they are hard, and it hurts really bad, sometimes the ulcer bleeds. Do you guys think I should ask my doctor for Amitiza to hopefully have softer stools (less rectal pain?)?

answers4me2
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   Posted 4/14/2010 7:48 AM (GMT -7)   
Miralax works wonders to soften the stool. Have you tried that yet? It is now OTC. You need to take it for several days for it to work. Why do you have a rectal ulcer? Has the doctor checked you for a pelvic prolapse?

SmallMediumatLrg
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   Posted 4/14/2010 8:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your reply! I have tried Miralax, and it did not make my stool any softer, and gave me bad gas. I was really disappointed.

I have had a colonoscopy where they found the ulcers, but no one has mentioned pelvic prolapse. Is there a separate test for that? What are the symptoms?

Panda_82
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   Posted 8/28/2010 6:23 AM (GMT -7)   
There is a syndrome called solitary rectal ulcer syndrome ... type it into google. I had this when I was 18 and suffered from bad constipation.

shawn12
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   Posted 8/28/2010 3:54 PM (GMT -7)   
You might try posting this question on the ulcer forums or IBD forums.
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I am not a doctor. All information I present is for educational purposes only and should not be subsituted for the advise of a qualified health care provider.

Please make sure you have your symptoms diagnosed by a medical practitioner or a doctor.

Panda_82
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   Posted 8/30/2010 3:46 AM (GMT -7)   
solitary rectal ulcer syndrome isn't an inflammatory bowel disease, it's quite a strange syndrome that can occur from constipation

shawn12
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   Posted 8/30/2010 1:40 PM (GMT -7)   
I know its not a inflammatory bowel disease, but it is an inflammatory issue. Someone over there might know more about it, more so then IBS issues where there s no overt inflammation. They are dealing witrh more inflammation issues.

http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/rectal-ulcer/DS00694

http://www.rectalulcer.com/
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