I tend to have a LOT of pain in the anus when I am even the least bit flared as it gets super inflamed from all the pushing during BM's.
I think it could also be from bad BM habits because it gets sore and inflamed even when I am not really flared. It just feels like I have not emptied my bowels.
My doc gave me Anucort suppositories which really help a lot. My only issue is that it seems that when I do end up using one when I am not flared, I end up having the not-emptied-bowel feeling for a few days more so I end up using the suppository for a few days more.
But, if I just push through the pain and don't use the suppository, I seem to not get inflamed or in pain by the next day.
Not sure if I am making sense but I now try to only take the anucort as a worst case scenario because I know if I use it I will need to use it again for a few days.
31 year old male
First Symptoms Sept 2001
Diagnosed with UC in April '03
Diagnosis changed to Infectious Colitis in Dec '03
Diagnosis Changed to Crohn's March '04
On Asacol 400mg 6x daily.Use Cipro 500mg 2x daily for 7 days when flared. Trying Lialda now
5 colonoscopies to date, no surgeries, 1 hospitalization