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Shelliesv
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   Posted 4/12/2009 7:38 PM (GMT -7)   
This is gross, but I have a boil in the crease of my inner leg (near my vaginal area). I've NEVER had one before and wondering
if this is another one of those ailments that is associated with UC?

More important, has anyone ever had one of these nasty things and how do you get rid of it?
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis at 24 years old 1995/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1998.
In remission from 2005 - 3/2009.

Hospitalized for flare 3/2009.

Current Meds: Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 40mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle


PSA
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   Posted 4/12/2009 11:36 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Shellie
It is quite common with UC patients. I used to have lots of them. Still I have lots of them. They hit either near the groin area, face, back or chest.

You may kindly show it to some dermatologist to ensure that it is simple boil and not an abscess. They may put you on an antibiotic course.

For other skin ailments, like acne, boils on face, back side, resulting from UC, I use Neem soap, neem face pack, turmeric face pack. It is quite helpful. I used to have lots of boils on my face and on my back, but neem soap has helped me a lot.

Some of the boils are also the side effects of sulphasalazine and other medicines being administered for UC. Consult the doc as it may be some fungal infection.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


quincy
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   Posted 4/13/2009 12:15 AM (GMT -7)   
I don't think they're necessarily associated with UC....but you should definitely get to the doctor and have it checked out. The fact that you're on Prednisone could be a contributing factor.

Boils are usually caused by the staphylococcus bacteria commonly found on the skin..but if it breaks, it is pretty contagious, so try to keep it covered.

If you've had any bikini hair removal, it's easy for the hair follicle to become infected if it's ingrown and become more than just a minor infection.
Especially if you have panties or pants rubbing against the area.

Do get it checked out, however...just to be on the safe side as to it not getting worse.

Keep us posted as to the outcome.
quincy
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Red_34
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   Posted 4/13/2009 8:57 AM (GMT -7)   
I've had maybe 4 boils in the whole time I've had this. I had one on the side of my face and 3 on my back. But I agree that maybe you should go in to see a doctor to be sure it is a boil.
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Christine1946
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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:12 AM (GMT -7)   
     Oh please don't tell me this is related to UC.  My youngest daughter just complained this past weekend about a debilitating boil near her rectum.  I told her to sit in a sitz bath.  She seemed ok today but was wondering if there is any treatment for them.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


PSA
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   Posted 4/13/2009 9:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Christine please consult the doctor to rule out any abscess. I do not want to scare you, or anybody else on this issue, but one has to take precautions of these boils/abscesses next to rectum as they may become fistulas.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005 Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
"Faith is the bird that sings when the dawn is still dark."
"There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracl: Albert Einstein
"What you are aware of you are in control of; what you are not aware of is in control of you."
 


Shelliesv
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:01 AM (GMT -7)   
I actually sat in a very hot bath this morning and I popped it. It was just bloody stuff inside. I believe it was an infected ingrown hair because it's the bikini area and I shave there regularly. It wasn't that big and feels much better now. Assuming I can skip the doctor's visit and be okay?i
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis at 24 years old 1995/ Ulcerative Colitis in 1998.
In remission from 2005 - 3/2009.

Hospitalized for flare 3/2009.

Current Meds: Apriso 4/day, Prednisone 40mg per day, Rowasa Enemas 2/day, Culturelle


quincy
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:03 AM (GMT -7)   
ditto to Christine....anal inflammation should definitely be checked out, for one never knows what is going on. As well, infection can set in and work its way inward as in the form of an abscess or fistula or whatever else.

Please get her checked out thoroughly.

Keep us posted,
quincy
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 2nd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance 
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux);  Effexor XR 75mg(depression);  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma) 
~vitamins/minerals/supplementsProbiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls, Natural Factors Ultimate). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed; started Omega 3 
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!
 


Red_34
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   Posted 4/13/2009 10:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Shellie, just keep an eye on it and be sure it doesn't get any redder or any red streaks (lines) running from it. If that happens definately get in to see the doc because it can be sign of infection. Yes, I get ingrown hairs too along my bikini line from shaving and I had a rather large one several years ago. Hurt like hades it did! But once it opened, I was fine.
 @--->--SHERRY--<---@
Moderator for Allergies/Asthma and Co-moderator for UC
~Left sided Uc-'92-Colazal(9 daily),6mp(50-100mgs),Bentyl, Prilosec,Biotin,Forvia,Pro-Bio**Unable to tolerate Asacol, Rowasa or Canasa**~Year-round allergies-Singulair, Zyrtec~Secondary Reynauds Syndrome-'04-Norvasc~Sacroiliitis-epidural injections~bulging and herniated discs C5/C6 & C6/C7~3 epidural injections-second series starts 2/17, OA in my fingers -Celebrex, Tylonel Arthritis and Voltaren Gel
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Christine1946
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   Posted 4/13/2009 2:12 PM (GMT -7)   
     Thanks everyone...she is working right now.  I'll ask how it is when she gets home.  She's no little kid...she will be 32 one month from today.
62 yr old granny. South Jersey
Diagnosed with ulcerative proctitis in 1998 in hospital
Hospitalized (2nd time) in May 2008
Update 11/03/08...finally in remission!!  Hope I don't jinx myself.  Off the prednisone since 11/01/08...now see if I can stay off for longer than two weeks.  Other meds: 6MP (75 mgm), colazal (6 per day), Benicar and Toprol (high blood pressure meds), Probiotic (2 per day), fish oil capsule and multi-vitamin and calcium with vitamin D.


Peety
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   Posted 4/13/2009 4:00 PM (GMT -7)   
I have often read that these skin infections are common with UC, don't know why. If it seems to be healing now, it probably was an ingrown hair, no need to panic.

If you notice more of them, you should get it checked for MRSA. Mine manifested itself with two angry pimples on my underwear line near my backside and two in my armpit. I might have had it for a while, because I used to get those infected ingrown hairs and haven't since the MRSA was diagnosed and treated. If you are prescribed a strong antibiotic for MRSA, be sure to take probiotics!! I didn't and flared.


49 year old female attorney, diagnosed UC/pancolitis 1985, no surgery but much suffering. Asacol/5ASA 6x400 mg maintenance for 20+ years; use prednisone & Rowasa for flares. 
August 2008 sought care of naturopathic doctor. Food sensitivity test showed wheat/gluten, other intolerances; eliminated all wheat/gluten from my diet. Probiotics (Ultimate Flora, 50 billion). 
Flaring, seasonal? Back on prednisone, tried to taper but now back up to 30 after several really bad days. Humira denied, waiting for approval to start Remicade. 

Post Edited (Peety) : 4/13/2009 7:13:09 PM (GMT-6)


Judy2
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Antibiotic ointment can help heal these things up, too. I get them from time to time.
Judy
 
Moderate to severe left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.
Flared for 5 years, finally in remission with Remicade since March 2006.
Avascular necrosis in both shoulders is my "forever" gift from steroids.
Colazal,  Remicade, Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri. 
"My life is an ongoing medical adventure"
 
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kelina
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   Posted 4/13/2009 5:30 PM (GMT -7)   
i had one many years ago, inner leg close to the vagina...turned out to be an abcess...had to be extracted...hurt like hell for days, left a nice scar and i never want to go through that again....doc said it was from remicade...boooo!!!
29 yr old, female lower left moderate to severe UC since 2002
canasa when needed, can't do rowasa!
Humira since july'08
Lialda 3 pills a day


pb4
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   Posted 4/14/2009 12:12 AM (GMT -7)   
A lot of people have issues with boils, boils are not specific to having UC and UCers are not particularly prone to boils (even if you didn't have UC you'd probably still have issues with boils)...abcesses/fistulas are common with crohn's and not common with UC though.

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

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