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   Posted 7/21/2010 9:57 AM (GMT -7)   
So this might be a weird question but I don't know the answer to this. A few years ago I had a boyfriend who wanted to have anal sex, I already had crohn's but the idea at the time just wasn't the appealing. Then a few weeks ago I was watching a show on HBO, need I say more it had sex scenes. Anyway I have been thinking of this since then and have now worked up the courage to ask. Can people with crohns have anal sex. I have had a few surgeries on the but for abscesses but it has been over a year. Just wondering if I do have a. sex will I end up in the hospital in horrible pain with tearing. Or will it be just like anyone else.

I am sorry if my question was uncomfortable for anyone I just didn't know who to ask and I was curious.
Diagnosed with Crohns Oct. '07.  Have had 9 abcess/ fistula surgeries.  Colostomy 20 March 2009.
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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm sorry I don't have any answers for you, just wanted to say good on you for bringing up a question that some may have felt too embarrassed/uncomfortable about asking.

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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:08 AM (GMT -7)   
I have crohns, I honestly can say I have tried it, it's not for me, but you can. I guess it's ok as long as nothing is going on with that part of your baby at that time. Like I would probably say don't do it if you have been having terrible D. or having a hard time holding your bowel movements in order to make it to the bathroom. Hope that helps alittle. also make sure you use the proper lubrication so you do not tear anything, make sure to go slowly, and to stimulate the area before doing anything.  They once explained it at a sex toy party, hat there was a proper way to do things, maybe try googling that?
Jessica, 26 years old.
Diagnosed 11/06, suffered for 9 years undiagnosed.
large family history of Crohns. resection surgury 3/07.
currently on 1000 mgs Pentasa 4xd
also have horrible anxiety & constant sinus infections.
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Post Edited (MissAnonymous) : 7/21/2010 11:11:33 AM (GMT-6)

josef Dieckman
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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:25 AM (GMT -7)   
you're gonna maybe irritate a part of your system that is already irritated....like poking a tiger in a cage........I dunno........why risk it when there are other, safer, alternatives ;)
Diagnosed with CD: November 2003
Probably had it long before that.
Currently taking: Not what I asked for.
Cant eat: I can eat anything.
Crohn's Wishlist: I would like a minor resection surgery...you know...just to see what it's all about and so I can say I had one.

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   Posted 7/21/2010 10:26 AM (GMT -7)   

For me personally, there is nothing I wouldn't be willing to talk about! I lost my modesty so long ago with this DD and having children and everyone looking at that area down below it doesn't even bother me anymore. When I go to the gyno or GI, I just lay back and spread em! tongue

On to your question, I think this is a question you would seriously need to ask your GI. The reason I say this is he would know, thru scopes and what not, how much inflamation and scar tissue you would have it that area, plus any problems with fissures, hemi's, and skin tags. I would think any or all of these could interfere with you having anal due to extreme pain and or tearing.

I also had a boyfriend that requested it and I told him that after having scopes with no anesthesia, that there would be nothing going up there that I wasn't knocked out for. I can't even handle the anal exam my Dr's do.

Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

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