This is my first time posting, but I have been reading the posts since being diagnosed with Crohn’s in October 2009, and have been learning a lot and getting comfort from everyone. My story is I went to the doctor in September thinking I had a bad hemorrhoid or a fissure(which I had two yrs before), but it turned out to be an abscess. It wouldn’t go away and the surgeon who was treating me had me get a colonoscopy to make sure the infection wasn’t all up in the colon. It apparently was just in the rectum, so I ended up having surgery at the end of October because it didn’t get any better. When I had the follow up appointment with the GI who did the scope he told me that I had inflammation in the area where 12 years before I had to have a foot of my colon removed, on the right side, and reattached. The GI told me that 2 years ago when I had had my last colonoscopy there was no sign of inflammation, but now there was. At that time he put me on 2 Pentasa 4x a day, and told me to eat whatever I wanted, and come back to see him in January. He didn’t want to give me any other pills since I had just had the surgery for the abscess. I have lost about 25 lbs. total. My legs and feet were swollen for a while, but they have since gone down. I still am having issues with my very tender swollen bottom. I started getting another sore on the right side of my bottom the week of New Years, and I went to see the surgeon again, and he said that there was nothing more he could do until I see the GI. I sit in a sitz bath, but nothing seems to help. I have also started a food diary. I saw my GI on January 11 and he has put me on Flagyl 500 mg 3x a day for my rectum issues. Also, he told me to take an Imodium once a day to slow the diarrhea, which has helped a bit, a prenatal vitamin and to eat calories. My question is will the Flagyl help my bottom and how long will it take. It gets hard to go to work and be uncomfortable during the day. Thanks for listening because I know it was just ramblings.