about 15 years ago I was afraid I had an abscess. My then GI said it was a thrombosed hemmoroid. I should give it hot soaks in the bath and it would go away. It did. Several months ago I developed the same painful lump in the same place. I'd been having some problems since my resection and after a painful digital exam my new GI said I had thickening of the rectal tissue and wanted to do an anoscopy and colonoscopy. This was several months ago
On the report she referred to it as a palpable nodularity. It went away but came back for a couple of days this week. She couldn't say what it was and that it might be Crohn's related. She referred me to another GI in Pittsburgh principley because she could only get up 25 cm where she hit a stenosis at the apparent anastomosis. I'm losing my confidence in her.
Crohn's anal fistula Lupus Hyperthyroid..Pentasa Remicade