Thanks for your reply! I have had fissures in the past, as well as abcesses. I've had 8 operations due to the abcesses turning into fistulas and had the seton sutures out in and out over a period of 1 1/2 years. The last seton came out 20 months ago. With my abcesses, I had a lot of peri-anal swelling - to the point that I thought I was Sigourny Weaver in Aliens and having an alien come out of my butt! However, this time, there is no swelling like that. Is it possible to have one high enough in the rectum that the swelling isn't noticable from the outside? I'm not sure... I wonder if a fissure could be deep enough to cause so much bleeding? I haven't a clue. I did get an apt with my family doc for this afternoon but have not heard back from my GI in the city as they are slower getting back to patients. Not sure what my family doc can do but I'll ask him the same questions you have about the fissures or abcesses. I appreciate your help! Thank you! I'm sending good thought your way too, in hopes of a baby as your posting mentionned. Take care!
A little update on the rectal bleeding. I had my Remicade infusion on Friday and then seen a new GI to me as my fellow is constantly on vacation. He, and a new to me nurse, went over the last few months of symptoms since I've been off my immuram and decided to put me back on it but at 1/3 of my original dose. That, with predizone. They tried to do a scope but my rectum was clenching like crasy and they could not get it in... ouch! Thus, they will see me again this week with a flex sig and see where the bleeding is coming from. Blood tests on Thursday after Tuesday nights bleed were not too bad but Friday bottomed out. Strange, it takes a few days for a bleed to register like that. Still bleeding but not near like Tuesday night. I've been having a lot of abdom. pain and vomiting thus the doc concluded that I am in a flare (duhhh) I know its not fair to be crabby and say things like duhhh but I have been after my doc since May once I went off the immuran that things were not good and getting progressivly worse and he likes to wait it out and see where things go. With the rashes and bruises on my face and neck in June from becoming allergic to all my make up, yeast infection etc... (this all from my system going nuts without the immuram), I'm kinda tired. Your system, once surpressed for a long time on a med such as immuram, will apparently do all sorts of nutty things once it is gone. With the low does, I hope things go back to some sense of normal. I've built up antibodies from 4 years now of Remicade so the doc wants to get me on Humera right away. That's great news to me! I'll keep you posted on what the scope turns up and where the bleeding is coming from as they rulled out lower rectal hemoroides. Boy, this stuff just always seems to stay interesting! Crohns people must have the best stories! Thank you to everyone of you!Marlene