hi all after doing some research into what i have had done i found a topic on this forum and had a good read and thought i would join, im sorry if this has been asked many times and if its a bore but i need to ask.
im currently 25 and i was diagnosed with crohns disease around 2 years ago, i have never felt very well since. I was introduced to prednisolone steriods and pentasa when first diagnosed which helped and i eventually got off the steriods and kept taking the pentasa, after around 8 months i got really unwell again and had to start taking the prednisolone again, 12 to begin with i am still taking them to this day as i can not get off them, am down to 3 a day. I then noticed a large red infection around my back passage on both cheeks with lumps not close to the hole but sometimes hurt alot, doc said it was infected syst (spelling), the red area has been there well over a year and sometimes the anal area being very sore almost like havin a knife up there and being told to walk with it all day, i would put cream on to sooth it but always had problems with it being very sore, i had it looked at many times by my gp and had creams and anti biotics but it never cleared up, i had a mri scan and it showed a pus ball and i recently had a abcess which ment havin surgery as there was pus coming out a small hole near my anal passage. i had surgery last week and they made a 3 inch cut which they left open to heal which has been very painful but i think it must be near enough healed now, they also have put in a draining seton which i can only feel the knot on the end as it is far to painful to look at at the minute. they gave me painkillers and set me on my way to recover. anyways it is very very painful havin a BM. is this normal? its been a week now and is still just as painful as day 1, With havin crohns my stool is always sludge but is very painful to pass, it feels as if the inside of my back passage has been cut but like i say its to painful to have a good look. is this because there are many nerves in that area which may not have healed like the wound yet and just a matter of time before it heals?, i have read alot online about BM becoming increasingly less painful with a seton but im in agony everytime i go. i jump straight into a bath after having a BM as its to painful to wipe.
there is so much i wanted to say but now my minds gone blank......
oh yeah i get this real bad pain now and again like my bum in knotting up its over in seconds but takes my breath away everytime
thanks in advance for any replys.
Post Edited (danielw) : 2/5/2009 3:00:14 PM (GMT-7)