Tenesmus, constantly feeling the urge to poop/ pressure??

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WeEn
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:32 PM (GMT -6)   
hey everybody, i had a bout of food poisoning 3 weeks ago and my stomach has never returned to normal, every 3-4 days seems like a new set of symptoms and new adventures to take place online, i went to the gastro a week ago and he shrugged it off as the stomach flu but gave me tests to do if i dont feel better that i plan on doing tomorrow welll my question is does tenesmus, the constant feeling of having to pass bowels, i mean the entire take like a pressure in my rectum, its horrible its so annoying, is this a tall tell sign of uc?? everything seems to point to uc i did have diarrhea today but my last couple of stools havnt been, i have upper back discomfort gas pains, tightening pains in abdomen, now this crap i just want to know wuts wrong with me where should i go from here? have you guys experienced these symptoms?

pb4
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes it can be a symptom of UC, it usually indicates proctitis (inflammation of the rectom) you'll likely need rectal meds to help clear it up and the worse it is the longer it may take to clear up, you should see your doc and ask him for rectal meds.

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WeEn
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:46 PM (GMT -6)   
but its going to be something that comes back over and over and over again?? exclude my language but it feels like my anus is loose lol

PSA
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   Posted 3/30/2009 11:48 PM (GMT -6)   

Quite possible. However, at times it may be because of food reaction. I presume the doctor must have given you some antibiotics for the infection. In so far as rectum is concerned, if you are going for poo several times a day, the rectum and anal canal gets swollen. The cramps may also be the result of stomach infection due to food reaction. In case it does not improve in another two days then you must consult your GI, who may recommend a colonoscopy. Have patience I am sure that it may not be UC and just a reaction which will go away. Take care. Don't worry as the stress would delay your recovery.

 


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WeEn
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   Posted 4/1/2009 10:30 PM (GMT -6)   
SO i can just get some rectal meds and it will eventually clear up!!! thank god i was afraid this would last forever its so uncomfortable, i mite even have to go to the er tonight cuz its so painful at night for some reason, i have colonscopy on monday, i just realized i already posted on this site and the same ppl keep replying to me so i appreciate your guys help, the fact this has gone on for 3 weeks has me thinkin whatever i have is gnna b sometin i have to deal with for the rest of my life now

Dagger
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   Posted 4/1/2009 10:46 PM (GMT -6)   
It can sometimes take months for everything to get back to normal after food poisoning. Have you tried taking probiotics?

WeEn
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   Posted 4/1/2009 10:51 PM (GMT -6)   
ya i took em for a couple of days, but i felt like i didnt want to overload my system, cuz at one point i was bloated = milayna, had some indigestion = zantac, diarrhea/ loose stools = dyclomine, fiber pills, and vicodin cuz it helped the pain, i should go back on em cuz most of the abdominal discomfort has gone away, i got acidiphilus, is that the rite one? how many should i take and when cuz there is no directions on the box, but the thing is, y would my anus/ rectum feel like this though? the only causes seem to be ibd, maybe ibs, or std's? so i feel like it has to b one of the three, and it cant be an std

pb4
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   Posted 4/2/2009 12:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Probiotics are generally a good thing, you might want to keep taking them daily and indefinitely (even when things get better), they're good/friendly bacteria and both IBDers and IBSers tend to have bacterial over-growth (bad bacteria/bugs) issues. Fibre supplements are also good, they can help with D or C.

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Mackster
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   Posted 4/2/2009 11:16 AM (GMT -6)   
IMO, Tenesmus is one of the worst symptoms of UC and the one least talked about. When you're having a dozen or more BM's a day during a flare and most of them are (usually painful) 'false alarms' it can be very disheartening. Fortunately Tenesmus tends to go away as you come out of the flare and head for remission.

I'm not sure that there is any relief from it in pill form either.

pb4
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   Posted 4/2/2009 2:00 PM (GMT -6)   
You're right Mackster, there isn't any pill that can bring relief (maybe pred, I don't know for sure), I think only rectal meds can help with tenesmus when caused by inflammation. I don't know what people with IBS only do to find relief for their tenesmus.

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quincy
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   Posted 4/2/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
antispasmodics can help somewhat...at least to take some of the edge off....

If it's painful, tylenol as well can take off some of the edge.

Rectal meds....definitely primo.

q
*Heather* Status..Asacol  (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares, tapered to maintenance  mild flare nightly enemas
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


JoCrohny
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   Posted 5/25/2009 10:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello everyone!
Despite for the 4 Tylenol 3's I've taken in the last 3 hours, I am in severe mid lower abdominal to rectum pain. The onset of pain followed the ingestion of food by approx 20 minutes. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in Dec./08 but this is a new symptom for me. The pain is excruciating. Does this sound like Tenesmus to anyone? Should I be heading to the ER before the meds wear off? Please Help!!!

quincy
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   Posted 5/26/2009 3:42 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, welcome to the forum.

Considering you have Crohn's and you're in so much incredible pain, it could be that you have something else going on.

Did you have a bm during this time?....did the pain get worse or improve after a bm?

Eating would trigger peristalsis and a "download" of stool from the sigmoid into the rectum if there's any in there, but if you're having any continual excruciating pain over and above anything you've ever experienced, it would be best to get it check it out at either a hospital or at the very least to get in to see your GI asap.

Have you checked in at the CD forum on Healingwell? Some there may have more "experience" with what you're asking.

My initial thought would be a either an abscess or a fistula.

Let us know what the outcome is.

quincy
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 

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