I have no burning or pain during defecation, but closer to takedown I did. The reason you are having that sensation is that it takes a while for the pH level of the stool to adjust after takedown. I may have had that for up to 2 years after takedown. It has nothing to do with inflammation and everything to do with pH of stool. Butt burn is for the same reason. The stools are too alkaline and this changes over the course of time as your body adapts.