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Continuous Rectal Pain

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hi guys

I suffer from severe endometriosis and have had my 3rd laparoscopy last month and although they got rid of some of the scarring tissue, I was told that there wasn't much that can be done for now, and only option was a hysterectomy after I have tried IVF for kids. (I'm 37). I am in the process of waiting for IVT consultation with a private clinic etc, however I suffer from daily rectal pain - where it feels like something is being shot inside, and such painful throbbing where I can't sit down or when going to the toilet it hurts too much. I struggle overnight and getting out of the bed too with so much rectal and lower backside pain. I take ibuprofen and paracetemol every day of the month and when it is my monthly I have to tale co codemol as well. I would like any advice on what else I can try aside the tablets to help with this pain (if there is anything) and if anybody is going through some similar to me, how are you dealing with this pain?

Thank you all for taking the time to read my post x

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If you Google Proctalgia Fulgax (PF), it sounds a lot like what you're going through. There's a muscle called the levator ani, and it's a key area in PF pain. Our pelvic floor muscles can go into spasm, and it can really wreak havoc. All of the endometriosis issues and laps you've had to go through would compound the issue.

I've got PFD (Pelvic Floor Dysfunction) from IC (Interstitial Cystitis)..a bladder disease, RTA (Renal Tubular Acidosis)..disease that causes me to make kidney stones like crazy (too many surgeries to count), and a total hysterectomy I had to have due to an ovarian tumour.

The best thing that helped me was finding a Physical Therapist that specialized in PFD. They're PTs who have specific training to do external and internal therapy. It took me a while to find one, but when I did she made a huge difference in my pelvic pain. Good luck to you!


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