Okay doing this by my cell so please forgive typos it has already deleted this post on me 4 times when I clicked space...
I saw my colorectal surgeon today as a f/u. He was the 1 who Dx the thrombosed hemmies before and I thought that was the issue. I them noticed the area that was swollen was skin colored...I have a fissure. I have had superficial fissures before when i put betaval ointment on the superficial ones they were gone by the next day.
Mine is an anterior fissure which he feels is not crohn's related since the anterior and posterior positions are the "normal" areas for regular people to get them. I told him that last week during my period the area was more swollen and more uncomfortable. the area for those wondering what an anterior fissure is it isas if I draw a strait line from my vagina back to my anus. (a posterior fissure would be located directly across from the anterior.)
It does have the swelling around it which some websites do refer to them as skin tags there was another way the swollen area was called but i forget.I have to go to a special compounding pharmacy for the Rx ointment. It is called Diltiazem ointment 2%. It says it can take up to 3 weeks to work, I will get it tomorrow and I have to use it 3 times a day.
For those who have had fissures does the swelling all go away once the fissure heals?
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987