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.
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
hope everyone is doing well.