Having pain in and around the bottom is pretty common for people living with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
This type of IBS pain is often a feeling like cramp that is usually relieved when you have a poo. Depending on the type of IBS you have, this may, or may not be that straightforward!
The common causes for people with IBS experiencing anal pain are:
1. Proctalgia Fugax is a severe spasm in the regions of the rectum and anus which lasts several seconds or minutes. It can be relieved by some antispasmodics.
2. Haemorrhoids, anal fissures and fistulae cause pain around the outer part of the anus which is associated with bleeding. The pain is a lot worse when trying to have a poo, or having a poo. The pain can be eased by local anesthetic ointments but if persistent, local surgical procedures may be necessary. This is what I had, I had the operation and it DID NOT improve the anal fissures.
3. Levator Ani Syndrome is as a dull ache in the crotch area, a dragging sensation that tends to be worse when sitting or lying down.
If you're fed up with IBS, anal pain and all the other "shit" that goes along with IBS...know you are not alone!
Help is available to you!
You can get relief for the pain!
If you are interested in learning more about how a powerful form of hypnotherapy (Rapid Transformational Therapy) helped me get welcome relief (and freedom) from IBS book your free, no obligation consultation call.
So you can find out if this is something that feels right for you!
Natalie (Previous IBS sufferer), certified RTT Practitioner
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