I am in so much pain- anal pain:(

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krw135
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   
So I am not entirely sure what is going on with me, but I am bleeding, lots of D, and horrible anal pain.  What can I do?!?  I am sure its a fissure, but I have never really had much of a problem with them so I am not sure.  Not to get too graphic, but it feels like I am trying to pass a large potato skin thru a hole the size of a dime and its not working.  Just for the record- I didn't eat a potato...lol.  I do my best to watch my roughage intake and avoid things that don't digest well.  I do have some Norco, so I took some but its not touching the pain.  I need something to put on it directly.  I have been using baby wipes instead of TP and thats not helping either.  It hurts so bad after a bm it brings me to my knees...please help!
 
And of course we are going into a long holiday weekend- and my dr is out of town:(
 
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I am a 29 yo female, Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa, imuran, VSP
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hospital stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis which was awful!!
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck


Tebasaki
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
Sounds like you're got some hemorrhoids, and bad ones at that. Sometimes they can feel like you're passing a watermelon and you only see a drop in the toilet. If you got blood, you better go to a gastroenterologist. He can set you straight for the time being and get some good tests done to figure you out. He can also see if it's a fissure or not.

If you can't get to your doctor, then go see a doctor. They might be able to set you up with some liquid, or Proctalfoam, Anucort, even Analpram. Tucks medicated pads are good for wiping, and if you want to get old school on hemorrhoids, cut up a piece of potato about the size of about 2 knuckles of your pinky and put it up there before bed (it'll hurt a bit!) for about 4 days, and then the last day I think it was use a bulb of garlic. I never did the garlic, but I did the potato for 5 days and oh-my-God it REALLY reduced the swelling. (I think it acts as kind of cold compress.)

Hope it helps!

Nanners
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   Posted 5/28/2010 10:50 AM (GMT -7)   
Does your doctor have an associate you can call? I know that others here have talked of getting some kind of numbing cream that helps fissures. I would suggest you call the docs nurse and ask if there is a back up who can call something in for you. Hugs!
Gail*Nanners* Co-Moderator for Crohns Disease 
Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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krw135
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   Posted 5/28/2010 11:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks guys. Yeah, I might give in and call the on-call dr in his practice. I just hate to sound like a whiner and bother them. but maybe there is something they can call in- I will call them now. Thanks for the advice.
I am a 29 yo female, Dx with UC in 97, hospital stays monthly, tons of blood transfusion, bowel rest on TPN, prednisone, asacol, sulfa, imuran, VSP
99- multiple failed remicade treatments, more hospital stays
finally in 2001 had enough and had total colectomy (j-pouch) surgery, 1st step was good, then the reversal was not such a breeze, got peritinitis which was awful!!
the rest of 2001-2006 were amazing!
now having problems again- they are thinking Crohns.- have been on Humira with no luck


grayeyedblonde
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Date Joined Jul 2008
Total Posts : 383
   Posted 5/28/2010 6:53 PM (GMT -7)   
A couple of things you can try till then. Try putting ice on it...ya I know, but seriously, sitting on an ice pack will help reduce the swelling in that area.

Also, ever since I learned about it on here, I swear by Calmoseptine. It instantly cools and numbs the area, relieving the pain. I have fissures and a fistula and sometimes can barely walk from the pain. This stuff helps tremendously.

Good luck!!!
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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