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Pain in the bum.

Discussion in 'Diabetes Discussions' started by Russ, May 10, 2010.

  1. Russ

    Russ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Proctalgia Fugax, levator ani syndrome, anal spasm/cramp or just extreme pain in the bum. I believe it is more common in women, some of whom describe it as worse than giving birth. It is, however, one of those conditions nobody wants to talk about let alone share it in a forum.

    The reason for raising it here is that I have learned (from another forum elsewhere) that it MAY be linked to weight gain and loss, being more prevalent in thin people than overweight. My attacks have certainly occurred during thinner times and, normally a slimmer person, the attacks correlate to my T2 weight loss and gain and I was wondering if this rings any bells with anyone else here.

    I suspect that this will not mean anything to most readers but it just might make a connection with one or two.

    Russ
     
  2. hanadr

    hanadr · Expert

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    Sorry
    No
    It's a new one on me.
    Hana
     
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    jollyun · Member

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    Hi I see you wrote regarding..........."P I B" and just to let you know it can be a big embarrassment especially when lunching with friends, to have to finish the meal from a standing position.
    Without entering into a prolonged discussion I suspect it to be blood vessels acting up (like piles) so as I am on the weight loss side instead of weight gain doesn't seem to be linked to the former necessarily
     
  4. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    I get it. Very randomly and only at night on going to sleep. Incredibly wierd feeling and only goes away if I sit up or stand. Not had a bout for many months now. No idea if it's linked to weight/piles/pelvic floor etc.

    Wiflib
     
  5. Russ

    Russ Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    Sorry to hear you're a sufferer, Wiflib, but judging by the number of reads and responses to my post I don't think it's got much to do with weight loss. It was a bit of a long shot.

    You might like to have a look at experience.patient.co.uk/discussion_list.php?d=2295 which is a forum, to find out more.

    Good luck,

    Russ
     
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    cavelioness Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I was diagnosed with a swollen coccyx and know how painful that is even to just try and sit down my doctor is helping me treat it with medication and just says its difficult to treat and patience is required.
     
  7. wiflib

    wiflib Type 2 (in remission!) · Well-Known Member

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    Hi Russ.

    Thanks for the link. I do know all about it, I was just contributing to the discussion. Since getting thinner, I have hardly noticed it. Incidentally, the pain of childbirth has a point and an end. Other pain does not! Many women I know would rather push their baby out again than go through the pain of having a few stitches for example. That holds true for me and many of the women I suture.

    Best, from one PITA to another!
     
  8. cugila

    cugila · Master

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    Here is some information culled from a website for Doctor's in the UK:

    This may help in some way to understand the condition and also to inform people who think they may have it, consult with a GP or Specialist and discuss.

    Ken
     
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