Severe Rectal Pain and Colitis

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2007 12:50 PM (GMT -6)   
My flare ups are daily and can't sit straight because my butt hurts and I have lost significant weight in the last 2 years that I was diagnosed with Colitis.
My doctor things I just need to gain weight cuz I am too thin.
So far all I am on is Cortifoam at night and Salofalk during the day.
I have cut caffeine and milk and my diet because that seems to not help.
I would normally start fine in the morning, and as the day progressed, pain starts .
I can deal with the blood in my stool, but cannot stand the rectal pain.
HELP ME.......Don't know what to do.....

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 31006
   Posted 10/22/2007 1:02 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi..welcome to the forum!

How long have you been on the rectal meds? Where in the colon is yr or throughout?

You could ask your doctor for a prescription of dicyclomine which is an antispasmodic. It will help ease some of the rectal cramping and pain (tenesmus).

I would suggest you change to the Salofalk enemas at night and the foam during the day.

Curious..what is it that you do eat during the day?

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~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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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 194
   Posted 10/22/2007 2:56 PM (GMT -6)   

I am a longtime UC person. However, it was only last year that I got my first bout of severe rectal pain. I was in tears daily.

I used the rectal enemas, everything and still it was so painful.
Here is what helped me (it took a few weeks). First of all, I soaked in the hot tub as much as possible for at least twenties minutes at a time. My doc suggested I get ivory soap and just roll it around in my hand as the water is coming into the tub and make the water gray. Then I would lay back and left my knees. it relieved the pain temporarily.
I starting taking Collace Stool Softener in the morning and two after dinner. I also started taking Metamucil, two tablest twice daily, and a probiotic. It took about two or three weeks for the pain to ease and then another three weeks for it to go away completely. I also used Desitin baby wipes and patted instead of wiping. It was a very painful ordeal. I wish you well.
diagnosed with UC in 1962
regualr meds:
Asulfadine (500mg tablets, 6 daily)
Folic Acid
Zantac as needed
open heart surgery in 2005 for removal of aortic root aneurysm

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