Butt Crack question... seriously!!

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Pooie1981
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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:14 PM (GMT -6)   
Okay.. ya know that part of your butt crack that sometimes shows when you bend over?? Mine is KILLING ME!! It's very sore and red. This happened long ago before my flare and I actually thought it was because I changed brands of body wash! I thought it may have been some sort of skin rash or something. But, in the end.. I think it is Colitis related or something. The only thing that I find soothes it is moisturizer and a warm bath. Anybody else have this issue??
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


quincy
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   Posted 8/2/2008 2:26 PM (GMT -6)   
have you taken a look to see what's going on?

An external hemorrhoid will cause that particular pain for me...and it's a constant. Worse than a flare actually.

The other thing is a possible fistula..but you'll have to really do the look-see (yes, squat over a mirror) to know. A blue swollen area around the anus would be an external hemmie...

If it's red and irritated, it could be a rash from yeast....it could be both. Canesten cream helps with that.

Ain't it fun???

q
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Pooie1981
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   Posted 8/2/2008 3:15 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey.. thanks for the reply. I did look into the mirror.. lol.. The pain and redness is above my anus.. just where my butt crack starts... Its just red and sore.. doesn't look like much else.
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


Judy2
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   Posted 8/2/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like a yeast infection. Your doctor can prescribe a cream for it; until then you can try using an antifungal powder like Lotrimin. Because we "go" so much and use wet wipes and the skin tends to stay moist in the area, yeast can grow there, and it's really painful.
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MisKay
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:26 PM (GMT -6)   
You should use medicated wiped Prep H & Tucks make them.

If you have a fissure or tearing using regular toilet paper will make it worse & spread infection.

Keeping the area very clean is important.

Sara14
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   Posted 8/2/2008 5:38 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine is doing the exact same thing..except mine is more the middle-to-lower butt crack...lol. It has been hurting for about a week now. At first, my vagina area hurt then it moved to my butt crack. I have had both areas hurt before and it usually lasts a few days, then goes away on its own. I was thinking a possible mild yeast infection, but I don't know.
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa every 3-4 nights; Canasa every 3 nights;
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv; Zinc supplement every few days


hekela
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   Posted 8/2/2008 8:54 PM (GMT -6)   
sounds like some kind of rash, either fungal or bacterial.
i got the same thing several months ago and mine started when i used the flushable wet wipes for the first time.
i tried antifungal creams, diaper rash creams, antibacterial creams, etc... (sorry, can't recall which one finally did the trick)
it took forever because you want to give one thing a try for more than just one day. but it finally went away with one of those types of products and without a trip to the doc.
everyone kept telling me to use the A&D diaper stuff but i'm positive that one didn't help.

good luck, no fun indeed!
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UC (probably pancolitis, but no c-scope yet), diagnosed June 2006, started having major symptoms sometime in January 2006, about 3 months after childbirth. 2nd flare (minor) may 2007 after taking caprylic acid for 2 weeks.

-Prednisone 8/28/06-2/28/07. and again may '07, 8 week course.
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pb4
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   Posted 8/2/2008 9:43 PM (GMT -6)   
It could be fissures...fistulas don't really coincide with UC, but they do with crohn's.  I just got my summer 2008 journal from the CCFC of which my own GI answers questions in the "Dear Doctor" section (he's one of the top lead researchers for IBD in Canada, Dr. Remo Panaccione)
 
One of the questions asked was from a UCer that complained of having a fistula (she's 70 yrs old) in his answer to her he states that fistulas are related to crohn's disease, not UC and that every attempt should be made for a correct DX and to review all the previous investigations and perform new investigations (tests) to ensure that it is not crohn's disease...he also does mention that some people can actually have both CD and UC and that a UCer that has their colon removed can infact develop crohn's disease if they happen to have both forms of IBD and were not aware...it's not very common but it is possible.


Fissures can happen with UC or crohn's.

:)


My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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Sara14
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   Posted 8/3/2008 10:14 AM (GMT -6)   
pb4 - Are you talking about anal fissures? Wouldn't those be right around or in the anus, not further up the butt crack?
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa every 3-4 nights; Canasa every 3 nights;
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv; Zinc supplement every few days


IndianaUC
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   Posted 8/3/2008 10:36 AM (GMT -6)   
I use the wet wipes too. I use a little bit of baby powder(cornstarch kind)and make sure that it reaches where it needs to be. Not too much, just a little.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 4 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)


pb4
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   Posted 8/3/2008 12:14 PM (GMT -6)   

Fissures usually are right around the butt-hole but depending on how one wipes, the friction of toilet paper rubbing upwards the crack could cause issues in that area...I like using EVOO as it instanly soothes and heals...I use them on my perianal crohn's skin tags, and have had fissures in the past ontop of those tags, not fun.

 

:)

Sara14 said...
pb4 - Are you talking about anal fissures? Wouldn't those be right around or in the anus, not further up the butt crack?



My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


NMcP
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   Posted 8/3/2008 12:37 PM (GMT -6)   
I use A&D ointment (the white zinc oxide kind) for baby diaper rash. Oh yeah...and a big old panti liner because it's really messy. But it does the trick usually.

I get a little over zealous at times when I'm wiping (especially when in flare). I also use baby wipes at times.
Age: 48
location: Seattle, Wa
currently in small flare, tail end of colon
Diagnosed with UC in June 2006
Medications: Asacol 3 pills 3 x/day,
Cortifoam at bedtime

Supplements: vitamins, probiotics
No. of colonoscopies: 1
Originally diagnosed with moderate UC, pancolitis


Sara14
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   Posted 8/3/2008 2:23 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks, pb4. Fissures on top of skin tags definitely does not sound like fun!
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa every 3-4 nights; Canasa every 3 nights;
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv; Zinc supplement every few days


munchkindd
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   Posted 8/3/2008 3:54 PM (GMT -6)   
Now you tell me, where else can we talk about butt cracks and feel comfortable about it? Gotta love this forum. Hope something helps for you, soon........
*******Donna*******
 
diagnosed with uc 27 years ago.  Enojoyed 20 year remission with just minor blips here and there (approximately 16 of those years without any meds)
 
In a flare for 2 very long years which Asacol didn't help at all.  Finally in remission again since Jan 2008, can't believe it..............
 
currently on Sulfasalazine 2 tabs 3x day. Folic acid, mesalamine enema once a week. Omega 3, Probiotics, multi vitamin, calcium supplement, Biotin 5000mcg, Fibercon.
 


Pooie1981
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   Posted 8/3/2008 8:26 PM (GMT -6)   
WOW!! Thanks everyone... lol Didn't know it would get sooo many replies!! Too funny.. well.. not funny.. but you know what I mean !! Thank you all very much.. will try out the EVOO suggestion first and work from there. Usually it goes away on its own within a few days.. was just wondering if it happened to anyone else.. and well.. I got my answer!! LOL

Thanks all !
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


pb4
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   Posted 8/3/2008 8:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya, I never thought I'd be an "expert" when it came to butt-cracks and butt-holes, not exactly something to brag about that's for sure LOL!

The EVOO is sooo soothing *I find it to be anyways* and it's great for healing the area quickly!!!

Good luck :)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


MisKay
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   Posted 8/4/2008 11:29 PM (GMT -6)   
if ya can't talk about it here where can ya?

PeanutMom
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   Posted 8/5/2008 8:00 AM (GMT -6)   
EVOO that's the first I've heard that one. . .nice tip I'll try that next time. I always raid my baby's stash of diaper creams and powder when I get sore, always worked for me so I never tried anything else.
Kim
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- CKD Stage 3 (Chronic Kidney Disease) - Lisinopril 7.5mg - Still have 27% function!
- Anemic - Ferolicit IV monthly
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FitzyK23
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   Posted 8/5/2008 8:22 AM (GMT -6)   
What about one of those cysts you can get on your tail bone. I forget what they are called but I know a few people that have had them. They are usually right around where your butt crack starts.
26 Year old married female law student (last year!!). Diagnosed w/ CD 4 years ago, IBS for over 10 years before that, which was probably the CD. I am sort of lactose intollerant too but can handle anything cultured and do well w/ lactose pills and lactaid. For crohns I am currently on Pentasa 4 pills/4x day and hysociamine prn. I also have bad acid reflux and have been on PPI's since age 13. I have been through prilosec, prevacid, and nexium. Currently I am on Protonix in the morning and Zantac at night. I also take a birth control pill to allow some fun in my life.


IndianaUC
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   Posted 8/5/2008 8:52 AM (GMT -6)   
My mother use to get those she told me. She started having them after she fell off a horse and landed on her bum. She hasn't had them in over 15 years. She never found out what they were.
- DXed with "left sided" UC in 1998. DXed with "proctitis" Oct. 2007
- Sulfasalazine 4 500mg tabs twice daily
- 500mg Vitamin C, 1 Multivitamin, L-Glutamine
- Max Acidophillis EC Capsules 350Mg(7 types of bacteria with over 42 billion viable cells) with 50 Mg colostrum & 50 Mg FOS(fructo-oligosaccharides)
- Experimenting with this or that on occasion. Always open to new ideas.
- Colonoscopies - 2 (Due for my next one ASAP)


Sara14
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   Posted 8/5/2008 1:53 PM (GMT -6)   
My crack sort of still hurts..lol... How about you, Pooie?
Diagnosed with UC March 2007; yet to go into complete remission
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day; Rowasa every 3-4 nights; Canasa every 3 nights;
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; Metamucil; Viactiv; Zinc supplement every few days


LyndaC
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   Posted 8/5/2008 2:03 PM (GMT -6)   
pb4 said...My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

So funny, I can't stop laughing....my kids are wondering what I'm laughing at...they won't get it!! Needed that laugh, thanks!!!

Pooie1981
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   Posted 8/5/2008 3:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine is pretty much hea;ed up.. the EVOO worked.. I think. I only used a little and only applied it the once. Like I said before, it usually heals up on its own after a few days anyway. Good luck Sara14 :)
Jenn 26/female
Ulcerative PANCOLITIS diagnosed 2004
Asacol 3 pills once/day
Daily Vitamin for Women and Folic Acid
Flare March-June 2008.. pretty much in remission again July


pb4
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   Posted 8/5/2008 5:25 PM (GMT -6)   
LyndaC said...
pb4 said...My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

So funny, I can't stop laughing....my kids are wondering what I'm laughing at...they won't get it!! Needed that laugh, thanks!!!
When I was little (long ago) my older siblings (sisters) all used to tease me and say my butt was broken because it had a big crack down the middle of it....that's where that came from, little did any of us know that by the time I'd hit my early 20's those words would hold true thanks to crohn's disease.
 
:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)


pb4
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   Posted 8/5/2008 5:28 PM (GMT -6)   
Ya that EVOO does wonders, it's why I use it as a full body moisturizer every single day, I bruise easily and since using the EVOO, my bruises are much better and go away before they get a chance to get real ugly...I use it to soothe my perianal crohn's skin tags, it's doesn't make them better but they feel better even though they are still flaring.

:)
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it!  LOL  :)

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