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My GP visit

Hi everyone,

I visited my Gp today at the request of my family because of my declining health. My family took notice of my weight loss as well as my poor eating habits.

The reason I'm writing this is because my Gp gave me a rectal examination and I don't know why I reacted this way, so I'm hoping someone can shed some light as to why this may have happened. The doctor asked to examin my abdominal area (I forewarned her I was having reflux) and she noticed my abdominal area was guarded. She then asked if she could examine by backpassage because I had told her that mucus and blood was becoming more prominent when opening my bowels, as she did the procedure it felt like the wind was taken from me.. then this immense pain accompanied that made me cry. I did not clench my sphincter in any way, so I'm really confused as to why this may have happened. I did try to do some research but nothing really came up as to why this may have happened.. the examination has made me really poorly and sore.

I'm 27 I suffer with gastritis, esophagitis, GERD and ongoing investigation for IBD


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hi, it sounds as though you have inflammation in the rectum. I now when Iv been in a flare up and had ulceration and inflammation in the rectum examinations were very painful, and I needed full sedation for colonoscopy.

Did the GP not give you any answers? Are there any other GP's you can see and discuss this with?


I told her that I had a really bad experience with the moveprep for my Colonoscopy and that I would like to have a Capsule Endscopy.

She was more concerned that the rectal examination had made me cry and caused me a lot of pain. It prompt her to give me a emergency blood test and to be referred to a specialist.


good, hopefully she will have put it through as an urgent referral. Have you been asked to do a faecal calprotectin test? your GP can do this and it will be more information for the gastroenterologist to go on, and save time as no doubt the gastro will request it if not done

Good luck xx


Just a quick update.

I got a call back from the doctor saying my blood test was normal.. but what alarmed me was the doctor advised me to stop take Iron deficiency tablets, even though I was never taking any in the first place.

I'm a veggie, so I don't eat meat or fish.


I would still ask if you can send a faecal calprotectin test even if your bloods are normal


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