Coccyx/rectum pain- IBS reated?

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/16/2006 5:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi there

For the past 2 weeks or so I have been experienceing intermittant pain at the coccyx area and sometimes around the rectum when I need to pass stools. it's not every day but every few days probably. The pain is not intense but more nagging and seems to go away when I pass stools and even seems to lessen sometimes when I pass wind.

I did get diagnosed with IBS about 10 years ago, (does that kind of thing stay with you for life?) and I do get a bit constipated, or at least find passing stools quite hard.

Anyone have any idea what could be causing this? I've done a bit of searching on the inernet but I seem to find a different answer on every link I click!

Any help would be much appreciated



Lazy Lady
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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/16/2006 10:46 PM (GMT -7)   
I think I know what you're talking about. Something like that happens to me almost all the time when I need to go. I always thought of it as something that kinda alerts you that you need to go to the bathroom. I'm pretty sure its nothing unless you're in unbearable pain.

IBS does seem to stay with you, but there are ways to make it alittle more pleasant. For me, I eat yogurt (Activia works nice if you're constipated) as does my dad. We both tend to get constipated alot, and Activia has helped keep me regular. Any other yogurt works well too, but Activia gives you faster results. Eating one a day works fine for me. Also, if you havent done so, increase your fluid intake. Lots of water helps. Sodas, alcohol, and some other drinks can cause you to be dehydrated, making your stools harder to pass. Another helper is Fiber suppliments/drinks.

Hope these help you. :)

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Date Joined Dec 2006
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   Posted 12/17/2006 2:47 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for replying and yes, it is like an alert that I need to go to the bathroom. I'll get some Activa, thanks for the recommendation and for your reply.


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Date Joined Jun 2005
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   Posted 12/19/2006 8:31 AM (GMT -7)   
Have you fallen lately? If you've busted your behind, that can leave you bruised enough that it hurts when you start to get stool or gas pressure down low. I know I slid down a pole once and hit the concrete flat on my tailbone; I must have cracked it because it was sore for months. Last year I fell on some icy steps and my tailbone was still sore a week later; it was only noticeable when I sat in certain positions, though. It seems to me that the tailbone can stay sore for a long time.
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