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Date : 13-Jan-2012
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User :   is it normal to have occasional rectal pain during my period? someone said it may be endometriosis? i have no blood in my stool, and no change of bowel movements. could it be colon cancer? im a 33 healthy, non smoking, non drug using female. I had an internal ultrasound on monday, and did not mention the pain to my dr. because i did not think of it until now. i got my period the next day, tuesday, and today, the heaviest day of my period is when i noticed the pain. it is not constant. it happens every so often and is a quick, dull or sharp pain that lasts for a second and goes away. i would describe the location as in the middle of my butt crack, but it is an internal pain. even though i did not mention this to my dr, would he be able to see this on the ultrasound? should I call him and tell him?
Doctor :   hi
User :   hello
User :   see my question above
Doctor :   hi'
User :   thanks
Doctor :   is the pain related to defecation
User :   no,
Doctor :   ok
Doctor :   do yu have any bleeding
User :   no. noe
User :   none
Doctor :   ok
User :   no change in bowel movements either
Doctor :   its better to get examnitation done by surgeon
User :   no diarrhea, no constipation
User :   would a ct scan suffice?
Doctor :   rectal pains are not related to the
Doctor :   menstrual cycles
Doctor :   first is the examination
User :   i read it could be a sign of endometriosis
Doctor :   then a ulrasound
Doctor :   or colonoscopy
Doctor :   may be required
Doctor :   do yu have regular cylcles
User :   i had a uterine ultrasound
User :   yes, i have regular cycles
Doctor :   do yu have low back ache
User :   no
Doctor :   ok
User :   the pain is about at the base of my tailbone

Doctor :   as your cycles are regular not to worry about endometriosis
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