Rectal spams means inflammation?

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   Posted 1/25/2009 1:37 PM (GMT -6)   
Do spasms in the rectum mean there is inflammation? (no blood)
Thanks for your help.
Current Meds:
4 Lialda daily
Rowasa nightly

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   Posted 1/25/2009 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
It can, but IBSers can also get rectal spasms and they don't have should see your doc, especially if this is a new symptom for you, he may be able to give you meds that help with it.

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

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   Posted 1/25/2009 4:19 PM (GMT -6)   
Rectal spasms would probably mean inflammation if they're continual.

What other symptoms are you having...and are the spasms during a bm, afterward, feeling that you need to have a bm...etc? Do you have mucus, urgency to go, and frequency?

What's the schedule for the Rowasa that you're on?

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