Sensation of something dropping into my rectum

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For six months I have been having a very uncomfortable time. When I stand up and then throughout the day it feels like something falling into my rectum area.

i was diagnosed with grade 2 cystocele and rectocele a few months ago and had a pessary fitted at the hospital. Since then I have had it taken out as felt as if digging into my insides yet I was told it hadn’t moved.

I have had three digital examinations by three different Gp and they said nothing out of the ordinary in my rectum, yet I can feel a lump like a hemroid which I can gently push in but doesn’t stay put. The ‘hemroids’ do not respond to any treatment so am doubting that is the problem. The last Gp said I had only a tiny hemroid.  I can feel a lump and also a tiny Pin like lump inside so maybe that’s what she was feeeling.

i am desperate to know what the problem is, bowel, rectum prolapse, hemroid or something more sinister.  I don’t have any bleeding but can’t sit properly so balancing on a cheek for months on end.  

I am having a colonoscopy shortly so hope I will learn something but am feeling pretty desperate now as so worried.

Has anyone experience this sensation, it is so painful and uncomfortable as is with all the time.

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    Has your GP referred you directly for a colonoscopy or have you seen a colorectal surgeon and they are sending you for one? Try not to worry as it's probably nothing serious but you need to go through the colonoscopy. Are you doing Kegals as it can help with the sensations of the prolapse. I couldnt walk or sit last year, had shooting pains in my bottom and the kegals have helped settled some sensations.

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      I did see a Dr at the hospital recently as was urgently refered for the colonoscopy. I wasn’t examined this time as suspect all will done when I have the test,  

       

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    I thought your symptoms were all just part & parcel of the 2 prolapses you have which need repairing. Pessaries are just not worth the bother. Hardly anyone has success with them. They mostly are just an interim measure while awaiting a surgery date. Then they are also usually more of a pain than they are worth. 

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      I've mentioned this pressure and fullness several times and been back and fro to Gp.  At last something  is being  done and if i get the all clear from colonoscopy will be refered  back to gynae or somthing similar. 

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    Hi taff your symptoms sound very similar to what I endured for over 2 years I have had 2 colonoscopies,physio and tried a pessary. Back and forth to colorectal then gyni. I knew something was pressing into rectum but drs only ever examined me lying down I finally found a fabulous gyni who sent me for a standing mri that confirmed what I was feeling. My uterus was pushing my cervix into rectum. I had options of keeping everything  and having a mesh support attached to cervix to anchor everything I decided against this due to all the negatives going on with the mesh I even joined a group sling the mesh to get other women’s views on this option. I opted for a hysterectomy 3 weeks post op now and fingers crossed I’ve done the right thing 
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      Hi Karen. Was the standing MRI the one you have to poop the barium paste like a proctogram or was it just a standing MRI? I'm in between urogynae and colorectal at the moment and meant to be having further colorectal investigation and possibly MRI proctogram.

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      Hi Rosa no I forgot to mention I’ve had a proctogram too. The standing mri is fairly new I believe not many in the country they first do a scan when you are lay down then standing to compare it shows the position of everything mine was a huge difference when standing you could clearly see the position of cervix pressing on rectum 
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      I don’t have a uterus any more but my Gp thinks there’s could be connections to the prolapses . The colonoscopy is to rule other things out.

      just wish I could sit proper as now getting discomfort in my tailbone.

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