Uncomfortable feeling in anus

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novice
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   Posted 3/13/2012 11:33 PM (GMT -7)   
Ive been managing my crohns for the past 5 months quite well on just asacol and azathioprine and havent had any problems, i thought id found a miracle in my dosage haha.

However it seems i may have hit a speed bump. For a short while I felt an uncomfortable feeling (just soreness) around my anus especially after a bm, so i just put it down to nothing as this has happened a few times previous. A week after that i started to notice what seemed like small swelling around my anus, but i wasnt sure so just assumed i was looking for problems.
But about a week ago i felt a piece of skin or something outside of my anus that should not have been there, i had been suffering a pretty nasty cough at the time, so i also put that down to maybe it being piles as it disappeared 10 minutes later and never felt it again.
The last few days however I have noticed a full feeling in my anus, almost a feeling of needing to have a bm, yet i dont. It feels uncomfortable to sit etc. I also noticed my stools are appearing a little flat i think (its hard to tell i rarely have a properly formed stool and every once in a while i see some blood too, so as much as this should alarm me, it doesn't always)

oh and it may be bad luck and totally unrelated but past week or so i have also had moderately achey and painful joints.

What does it sound like this could be? Hemorrhoids? a flare? something else? haha Im hoping it is something i can treat over the counter, i so do not want to get sick any time soon. (make that ever, again)

Any insights would be appreciated, or im going to have to face reality and go get a rectal examination cry :(

TIA
hope everyone is doing well.

pb4
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   Posted 3/14/2012 12:20 AM (GMT -7)   
The bump on your anus could be a perianal crohn's skin tag (they can come and go or come and stay permanantly), it could have to do with the feeling of having to "go" or the feeling of having to "go" could be tenesmus (google) and if that's the case then your CD may likely be affecting your rectum (just inside the anus) and you would need rectal meds. The 2 don't necessarily go hand in hand but they can (CD is horrible that way). OR, the bump could just be a hemmie but you should really get your doc to take a peek at it.

The feeling of ahcey and painful joints could very easily be the extraintestinal manifestations that can come with having CD (osteo/arthritis) it can affect your skin and eyes as well...best to google extraintestinal manifestations with IBD to get a full list of what they all are for your reference.

Feel better soon.
bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

minnietoty
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   Posted 3/14/2012 2:25 PM (GMT -7)   
More than 3 years ago, I started noticing these skin tags around the anus and told my GI who sent me to a colorectal surgeon. After examination, he told me these were anal fissures and prescribed lidocaine and another ointment. However, last year in March, I had the feeling of fulness or as Pb4 mentioned tenesmus, a stabbing pain and crazy D. I saw a colorectal surgeon, he performed a painless anascope and said it was proctitis (inflammation of the rectum). My GI followed the diagnosis and put me on Pentasa enema and other times steroids enema and this brought up relief.
Sorry that you have to see a colorectal surgeon but do not panic. The examination is not comfortable but not that horrible. Out of the 6 or 7 surgeons I have seen so far, the majority were merciful and applied lidocaine during the examination.
I myself have this joint pain at the time being. The rheumy mentioned it was osteoarthritis but I still have to have an X-ray for confirmation. Osteoarthritis is not related to CD as far as I was told but I haven't seen my GI yet.
Hope you feel better soon:)

pb4
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   Posted 3/14/2012 4:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Patients with IBD are at increased risk for developing osteoporosis, secondary to the disease process itself, as well as secondary to the medications commonly used for treatment (such as corticosteroids). The fracture risk in IBD patients is 40% greater than that of the general population.[22] All IBD patients older than age 65, with a history of glucocorticoid use for more than 3 months' duration, should undergo bone mineral density scan.[23] Plain radiographs of the peripheral joints can show effusions and changes of osteoporosis, but typically demonstrate no evidence of erosion. Regular exercise and adequate calcium and vitamin D intake should be ensured with supplementation as necessary. Avoidance of tobacco, excess alcohol, and minimizing corticosteroid use are essential.[23] Bisphosphonates are effective in increasing bone mineral density in patients with osteoporosis and should be used in those with known osteoporosis, atraumatic fractures, and in patients who cannot withdraw from corticosteroids after 3 months.[24]
 
Taken from this link...
 

bee propolis caps 500mg one cap twice/day
omegas 369 caps one cap twice/day
probiotics 10 billion cfu once/day
vitamins C-calcium ascorbate (easy on the gut) and vitamin A each once/day
Prodiem fibre supplement one cap before bed
I've also altered my diet (no junky stuff at all, processed, fast-foods, refined sugars, ect) and exercise regularly.
I went from 30+ bloody BM's/day with lots of lower back pain to an average of 5/day no bleeding no back pain and completely formed stools, still have severe urgency issues.
~~~~~~~~My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)~~~~~~~~

novice
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Total Posts : 299
   Posted 3/15/2012 12:33 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey thanks for your replies. My last examinations had shown no involvement of crohns in the rectum, but we know crohns and that definitely could have changed since then haha. I experienced uncomfort like this before when I was first diagnosed and was given a cream which helped dramatically. At the moment I use some aloe Vera gel when I remember, maybe I should be a bit more consistent with that! And if no better in a few days to a week get an examination :( haha

I have had some sort of arthritis a year or so ago that inflamed like a flare with a horrible eye infection too, went away with steroids and haven't really thought about it since but the joint pain is becoming more and more frequent I'd put it down to using my wrists too much in my hobbies or not exercising enough. At the moment it's not severe but I'm 21 the last thing I expect is to worry about string arthritis, again! Haha
Unfortunately though CD has no mercy no matter how old or young you are!

Could I maybe just be lacking some vitamins or something that may relieve the joint pains?

Thanks for all advice, I appreciate this site immensely

novice
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Date Joined Aug 2011
Total Posts : 299
   Posted 3/15/2012 12:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry for the typos my silly phone and it's auto correct isnt always a good thing!
20 years old - female
Crohns dx 2009
Azathioprine 150mg, Asacol 3200mg, Ferrous gluconate 600mg, Humira bi weekly
Developed anti-bodies to infliximab.
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