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Dull pain in rectum. Feels like pulled muscle on left side

Customer Question

Dull pain in rectum. Feels like pulled muscle on left side no blood
JA: In general, how has your health been lately?
Customer: Ok.. lots of stress..
JA: Anything else in your medical history you think the doctor should know?
Customer: I've had a complete hestorectomy
Submitted: 6 months ago.
Category: Medical
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

Hello, this is Dr. David. I am reviewing your question now and will be with you momentarily.

Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

sorry you have this dull pain in your rectum and the stress

do you have any recent constipation or hard small bits of stool? this can often cause anal and rectal pain, often due to diverticulosis pain.

inflamed hemorrhoids can cause rectal pain.

lack of exercise and stretching can cause tight muscles and cramps which can cause pain.

how old are you?

Customer: replied 6 months ago.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
This has been going on for a month.
Customer: replied 6 months ago.
No hard stool
Expert:  Dr. David replied 6 months ago.

I see

sometimes after hysterectomy, woman can have prolapse of their bladder or rectum into their vaginal canal and this can cause rectal pain as well

a gyn exam is needed to check for rectoceles which can cause pain.