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What is the cause for radiating pain in tailbone and sore rectum?

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About a month ago, I went through a four day stretch of very painful bowel movements. The pain was a stinging pain, and went away immediately after finishing. The stool was streaked with blood during this four days. It subsided, and no more than a month later, I notice these two skin flap things around my anus. Shortly thereafter, I began to experience a very sore rectum, beginning 30 minutes after a bowel movement, and lasting hours. The pain radiates into my tailbone. Is this just hemorrhoids? I've never encountered them before so it's been more than terrifying to experience so much pain. I suppose it doesn't hurt for you to know that I've struggled since a child with bloody stools, and realized I can't eat any nuts or seeds without experiencing painful and bloody stools.
Posted Fri, 3 Jan 2014 in Digestion and Bowels
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 1 hour later
Brief Answer: you might be having haemorrhoids or anal fissure. Detailed Answer: Hello. I have studied your case As Per your symptoms you might be having haemorrhoids or anal fissure For haemorrhoids Some life style changes which will help you Take a warm tub or sitz bath several times a day in plain, warm water for about 10 minutes. Using ice packs to reduce swelling. Ensuring regular, soft bowel movements by eliminating foods that lead to constipation, adding fibre to your diet, drinking lots of fluids and exercising regularly. You can take syp Duphalac in night for smooth bowel. Spending less time on the toilet Trying to have a bowel movement when you get the urge rather than holding it If your haemorrhoids do not respond to the above therapies, or are already very problematic, there are a number of other treatments options, including:Rubber Band Ligation Sclerotherapy Hemorrhoidectomy .Which can be done consulting your doctor. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.
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Follow-up: What is the cause for radiating pain in tailbone and sore rectum? 11 hours later
I have been eating tons of fiber rich foods, the problem is the fiber is making me want to have too many bowel movements. I was up for four hours and had to go twice. After the second time I stood up and felt a sting, sat down and wiped and there was a quarter sized pinkish orange on the toilet paper. My rectum feels swollen, but the pain is actually directly behind my anus, more between my tailbone and rectum. The discharge appears to be coming from my rectum. I put toilet paper there and it's causing much less discomfort. Is discharge like this normal with a tear?
 
 
Answered by Dr. Vaibhav Gandhi 18 hours later
Brief Answer: Yes it is common in tear. Detailed Answer: Hello again, Yes pinkish discharge it is common in tear. There is possibility of colitis associated with it as there is increase in frequency of bowel movements. You may need to do clinical examination from expert and if required colonoscopy to confirm diagnosis. If possible can you start eating banana ,it will help you. Hope this answers your query. If you have additional questions or follow up queries then please do not hesitate in writing to us. I will be happy to answer your queries. Wishing you good health. Take care.
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