enyaw061032 Posted March 26, 2005 Share Posted March 26, 2005 HELP PLEASE: I need help and can't seem to find it anywhere, so hope somebody in our group can offer some suggestions. PROBLEM: This is not related to my lung cancer,. but is another problem I have. Throughout the day and night, I have what feels like something pushing on my rectum and while it is not real painful, it is very distracting; as the day progresses, the pressure gets worse and becomes a moderate pain. I have had a colonoscopy recently and all was fine. The colon rectal specialist said he does not know what is causing the pressure or pain; I have been to six different doctors in the last couple of years and none could diagnose the problem. One, who is an internist and my primary care physician, said he "thinks" it is caused by a nerve. Well, yesterday I went to a surgery center to have my thumb operated on (had a cyst or something like that) and the orthopaedist who did the thumb said he would also take care of my pressure pain and give me a local and then a steroid shot that would stop the pressure pain. Well, it did not work. Last night and today the pressure and pain has been as bad a usual. This pressure I have is not too bad when I am standing; it is bad but not real bad (or in other words less bad) when sitting than when laying do wn. When laying down, the pressure pain is almost unbearable. Sometimes it feels like l00 pounds pressing against my rectum. I'm sorry if this is out of line asking you to help me with another problem besides my lung cancer, but I thought I'd try to see if anyone has ever heard of a problem like this or can offer any suggestions Thanks.......again............you wonderful people Barb Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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