Rectal cramps before and during BMs

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burnabygirl
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   Posted 9/29/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
In the past couple of days I started to have rectal spasms and cramps before and during BMs. Though the cramps and straining make me cry in pain, there are only brown/pink loose stools, occasionally some formed stools about the size of baby carrots. (Sorry for the gross comparison.)
This is something new to me. Actually I think I am getting better because I see less thick blood under my stools now. I have 8-10 BMs with brown/pink loose stools everyday now, as compared to 4-8 earlier.

I'm taking 1 Metamucil capsule morning and night and haven't changed my diet. I use the enema/suppository every night. The only thing that has changed is my GI doctor asked me to stop Azathioprine last Thursday because my last blood work was not good.

I wonder what causes these spasms and cramps.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema/suppository, Salofalk tablets 500mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 75 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from diarrheas and dehydration in Feb 2008.
Supplements: Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, psyllium capsule (Metamucil) and bee propolis.


pb4
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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:34 AM (GMT -6)   
Could be the nature of the beast...I've had rectal spasms before, sure makes it hard to "go" when that's happening yet the urge to "go" is there and nothing stops it from coming out....it TOTALLY sucks and I feel for you, I've only had this happen on occassion and luckily it was mild enough for me to get through it (though it hurt like hell), I'm just glad it was short-lived the times it happend to me...you could definitely mention this to your GI and see what he has to say about it.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)


burnabygirl
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   Posted 9/30/2008 12:53 AM (GMT -6)   
Thanks pb4.
I just noticed that I get those rectal spasms mostly when I'm standing. I felt the spasm again this afternoon while I was cooking. I quickly sat down to relax and then the urge eased off. It's better than rushing to the washroom and tried to 'go' and nothing but water and loose stools come out.
Surely I will tell my GI doctor about this.
Ulcerative proctitis diagnosed in July 2006. Medications: Salofalk enema nightly.
Remission from Nov 2006 to Oct 2007. Then a bad cold and a bad flare till the present.
Pancolitis diagnosed in April 2008. Current medications: Salofalk enema/suppository, Salofalk tablets 500mg x 3/day, Azathioprine 75 mg. Warfarin for my Deep Vein Thrombosis which resulted from diarrheas and dehydration in Feb 2008.
Supplements: Probiotics, Calcium with Vitamin D, Vitamin B Complex, Vitamin C, psyllium capsule (Metamucil) and bee propolis.


pb4
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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 9/30/2008 1:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya, they have happend to me at any given time (no rhyme or reason that I can think of), although I must admit now that I think about it, it happend more frequently when I was doing kegal exercises, I stopped doing them and those spasms haven't attacked me since, maybe that was my correlation to getting them.

Difference between mine and yours is I'd pass hard, formed stools during those awful spasms, man the pain was unbearable, I'd rather give natural child birth then feel the pain from passing formed stools during a rectal spasm.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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