Jfill21, wow, what an experience! So sorry you had such a rough time! Glad you’re through it now and hopefully feeling a little better to have that done. I had a defecography to try to figure out why I am straining to go and having episodes of intense lower right side pain ever few months. My defecography came back “normal” even though I was shaking because I had to strain so much to go. I later had an anorectal manometrey and was diagnosed with IBS and anismus. Last week I started physical therapy to try to retrain my body to relax and allow me to go. I also started using a “squatty potty” and that seems to help. No one has been able to definitively tell me what has caused the episodes of intense pain I’ve been having but after 2 years of tests and appointments I’m leaning toward the theory of functional obstructions and straining that pulls on scar tissue and/or causes abdominal muscle strain. I guess that was a really long way of saying that if your test results come back normal it doesn’t necessarily mean everything is fine. You know your body and what you’re dealing with. Keep pushing your doctor until you find an answer!