Can IBS cause pain and pressure in the rectum

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Nuface
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   Posted 3/6/2011 11:00 AM (GMT -6)   
For over a month now I've been having pain and pressure in my rectum.. At first I had constipation and now for the past 2 weeks my stool has been very loose with mucus. Sometimes it's not stool just mucus!!! This scares me! I've had an MRI and nothing showed! Can someone please tell me if they ever experienced this as well?! I'm going for another test tomorrow to check for inflammatory bowl disease. Doctors say this can also be associated with endomitriosis.. Does anyone know anything about my symptoms ? Doctors I've seen don't really have an answer!!
Please help!

shawn12
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   Posted 3/6/2011 4:23 PM (GMT -6)   
A lot of IBSers have rectal hypersensitivity.

So yes, you can feel " pressure in the rectum."

They should check for some different things. If its IBS mucus is not a concern.

"Some patients see gobs of mucous in the stool and become concerned. Mucous is a normal secretion of the bowel, although most of the time it cannot be seen. IBS patients sometimes produce large amounts of mucous, but this is not a serious problem. "

http://www.gicare.com/Diseases/Irritable-Bowel-Syndrome.aspx

It can be disconcerning, but in IBS the mucous is not really something to worry about.

endomitriosis can cause some issues.

For an IBS diagnoses there are specific symptoms minus red flag symptoms.

Let us know how the IBD test comes out? What test is that?
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oceanz
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   Posted 3/7/2011 8:54 AM (GMT -6)   
I have had those sypmtoms as well, and I am currently awaiting a colonoscopy and endoscopy.

But I would be interested to know what test you are to get for IBS?

Bryan3000
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   Posted 3/10/2011 10:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Count me in with the crowd that has gotten these pains.

Though, mine have come on more recently with a bout of some kind of stomach bug I've had... along with gastritis.


Question for anyone reading this who gets these pains... do they sometimes follow bowel movements and last a while for you? Can it be in the area around the anus? (Whole rectal area.)
I get almost dull pains lately that feel almost like muscular pains around that area. Hurts more when sitting. It aches.

Anyone relate to this, or have input? Thanks.

oceanz
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   Posted 3/11/2011 3:40 AM (GMT -6)   
Bryan3000,

Yes, I get the same symptoms in the rectal area, so much so that it can cause me not to sleep properly, although I found if I lie on my bed and try to relax it can often ware off enough to let me fall asleep.

Bryan3000
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   Posted 3/11/2011 12:13 PM (GMT -6)   
Oceanz,

You and I have a lot of the same symptoms right now. Interesting. Hope yours get better. The rectal area pain thing is really fleeting for me, and seems to
come more when I'm having an overall stomach flare-up, as I am right now. It's almost like my whole bottom is sore... like I've been doing squats at the gym or
something. I guess those spastic muscles down there are just really active.

LondonGirl22
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   Posted 3/23/2011 12:21 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had the same thing ... pressure in the rectum, passing mucus and pain.
I have been diagnosed with solitary rectal ulcer syndrome (google it, see if you can relate to the symptoms)
They think mine is to do with an internal prolapse of bowel that is pressing on the rectum causing pressure and ulceration.
My test for IBD was fine.

shawn12
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   Posted 3/23/2011 9:04 PM (GMT -6)   
Remember people can have different problems and conditions.

There are also functional disorders of the rectum.

IBS can effect the rectum.

But there can be a lot of reasons.
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jeffamine
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   Posted 9/16/2012 5:23 PM (GMT -6)   
You could be tensing your pelvic floor muscles, which can cause that feeling.  If you have been stressed/anxious/tense over your GI issues, you are likely unconsciously tensing these muscles.
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