Feeling like I have something in my rectum... IBS?

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I am 29 yo. For the past month I've felt like I have something in my rectum, like I haven't emptied it completely and I have a piece of something stuck in there.

Sometimes I can even feel a sort of tickling there, it's very annoying and disturbing. I feel it more when I focus on it and this symptom started after I've been paying attention to my BMs because I thought I saw bits of red in it (which were proven to be food). But the feeling of fullness, tightness and foreign body inside persists. Some days it's better, but in the last 4 days it's almost constant.

I don't have diarrhea or constipation, just gas and minor bloating in my colon. I go around 2-3 times a day but the feeling persists even after a BM. And it's more noticeable when I stand up.

I also had this feeling last October after a bout of diarrhea and it lasted a couple of weeks and disappeared. And it started again this January after being stressed over my BMs.

Is this feeling common to IBS? Or maybe hemms? I'm a huge hypochondriac and worry about having a polyp or a cancer there.

My last colonoscopy was 4 1/2 years ago and nothing found.

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  • Posted

    hi there. this is something called tenesmus - the feeling of imcomplete emtying of the rectum. its very common in ~IBS and other bowel conditions and is completely harmless. its just a nerve spasm.

    hope that helps

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    Hi Rebecca, did you ever get an answer
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    Did u get an answer or found out
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    I have this symptom to.  I use glycerine suppository, they are over the counter & parents have used them for babies ( never did). You may want to consult your MD. 

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    I sure wish we could see the "final result" of these threads. Going through the same and just wish I could see some possibilities as to what it actually was from. Going to the dr Wednesday if no better. Using cream inside and outside but no relief yet

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      I just last week went to my GI dr. He confirmed I had two large internal hemorrhoids creating that pressure and "stuck" feeling. He prescribed a much better suppository and it's much better!

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      Well that's good news! My pressure is gone but I still feel like something is in there just at the edge of my 'exit' but inside. I don't have any itching or bleeding. I hope, like you, mine is just a hemmorhoid....

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    • Posted

      That's exactly what mine felt like. Once I actually saw the dr, it wasn't bothering me as much and he could still see them, so they just take time to lose the swelling.

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      Hello,I am not sure whether i have prolapse or hemorrhoids. Whenever i strain my anus it get swallowed peripherally for around 1 cm height. But then gets back in as soon as i stop straining. In your case was it peripherally? I mean all over the anus?
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      Mine always went back in.  A prolapse will look very smooth and one large piece.  It will look like the rectum coming out.  Hemorrhoids will look more like swelling and small bulges all around.  I think we become so obsessed with things when they feel different that we notice things that have maybe always been that way, but we now are looking way more closely than before.  
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      Mine looks like a smooth ad one large piece. You got me more worried now. I went to doctors but i think they misdiagnosed my case because they didnt ask me to strain at all. But i think this is the point. To strain. So until my next meeting i wont be sleep at all
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      Hey Lindsey, What did you find out? Please advise if you know the answer to my below question. This is what i have: 

      "Hello guys, Hope everyone is doing well. From last few days, i am experiencing the same issue. It feels like there is something in my rectum. I ca't say a ball, but it feels like there is some pressure built in the rectal area. Feels like gaseous ball kind of thing. I ave the similar symptoms as you guys do. I just wondering whats going on. Have anyone of you heard back from your doctors? What did you guys find out? I am really worried and want to find out from you guys what's going on. Reply from anyone of you would be a sight of relief for me.

      ?Please advise. "

       

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