After your post-operative recovery, if you experience new rectal or perineal pain you must consult your doctor.
Always seek your doctor’s advice before starting alternative therapies.
Sitting on the toilet may expel any mucus that may have built up, providing relief from phantom rectum sensation.
Attending your local stoma support group and discussing issues with the nurses, doctor and other patients can help you feel that you are not alone.
It is possible that you may experience pain in the rectal area after this type of operation and painkillers may help. It would be advisable to seek medical advice to make sure there is no other reason for the discomfort or pain.