I had one GI doctor that wanted to do a rectal exam and being that I thought it would help with the exam I let him but not only did it hurt, he was to rough, and I couldn't understand what he found out from doing it at all. Anyway, now I tell any doctor "no" regarding recatal exams because I have my colorectal surgeon for that and she puts me out. When your doctor is getting ready to do it you can just tell him "no".
My new GI doctor wanted to do a rectal exam last week and me and my husbund both told him at the same time "No" (especially being that I just had the seton drain put in a week before that) and he just said "ok".
37 year old female and a proud mother of 8 kids (5 still living at home) and a very supportive Husband
Found out I had crohn's disease about 3 years ago, I haven't had proper treatment since :-(
Have had rectal abscess and now a rectal fistula, Medications I have taken for crohn's is..... Asacol and Entocort EC......Currently taking....Asacol
Suppose to start Steroid and 6mp next week (May 18, 2010).....I'm so scared :-(
Seton drain was put in on May 4, 2010
I also suffer from very bad anxiety and panic attacks for over 10 years (after my father passed away)
I have tried almost every medication for it but nothing worked or I had a bad side effect so for the last 6 years have been on xanax 1mg., 3x's a day
I started having joint pain about 7 months ago :-(