tastro, its interesting to hear that ur embarrassed b/c of ur female doc, as i thought i was the only person who experiecnced that and i'm female ( all my docs are males). Even after having this disease for 10years im still embarrassed to be examined. I swear more doctors have seen my bum out of bloomers than men!
Either way tho, like u see, there arent only females with this problem but men, and why dont you go to a GI, theyr used to seeing EVERYTHING when it comes to our bums! I just think u need to get it checked out, b/c i was in danger of loosing my rectum. If something is really going on down there u could be effecting your rectal muscles and rectal shape, which could lead to incontinence. I didnt know this at the time, which is why i opted for my temp ileostomy to give my body a rest, because my fistulas, and abcesses, and hemmrhoids (sp?) and everything else were taking its toll.
I totally understand ur comfortability with posting here as well. I would never have this conversation with a male in real life! lol
25 y/o female- crohns disease since 14
Ileostomy pending-very worried
Tried asacol,pentasa,prednisone,remicade,6mp,azasan, no avail
Worst year ever!
"For God has not given us the spirit of fear....."
Where does mine come from?!
Temp Ileostomy performed 1/29/08
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