• Rectal pain after surgery

    Asked by Lolora on Monday, May 14, 2018

    Rectal pain after surgery

    2 weeks ago I went through surgery to resect a rectal tumor (recurrent from previously diagnosed colorectal cancer). Now I am experiencing rectal pain (hemorrhoids kind of pain) that I didn't experience before surgery (only maybe when I used to move bowls). Is someone out there having the same problem? I didn't go to my surgeon's pos operative appointment yet but I am preparing questions and listing concerns and this is the main one. thanks!

    3 Answers from the Community

    • GregP_WN's Avatar

      That wasn't either of my types of cancer, but I'm sure someone will have some information for you. Everyone in the colorectal cancer part of WhatNext will have this question in their daily digest email tonight, so you should have some information tomorrow. We wish you the best.

      almost 3 years ago
    • wolfinindy's Avatar

      In February 2008, I had a TEM for a T2N0 rectal tumor. About 2 to 3 weeks later I began to have extreme pain and ended up in the hospital with an infection at the site and on IV antibiotics. Developed a fistula in that area which I still deal with at this time. I would definitely try to get in ASAP and have it looked at.

      almost 3 years ago
    • JaneA's Avatar

      If this is a sudden onset pain that has developed over the past few days, you should call your surgeon's office. I'm assuming that this is a different kind of pain from the surgical pain. You might have developed an abscess or fistula or fissure. Best wishes.

      almost 3 years ago

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