I was thinking I had the same thing, but after a CT scan and then two MRIs (one full body, another pelvis) showed nothing but inflammation. A few GIs - I got multiple opinions - suggested my inflammation was presenting itself in a way where I could feel it in my rectum.
I was offered the 'opportunity' to have an observation under anesthesia, akin to what a surgeon would do if an abscess/fistula needed to be removed, but both GIs said the MRI gave them more than enough confidence to say this wasn't needed. I opted to avoid this and just get going on my infusions - over the past 3+ months, I've had an abscess drained, fistulotomy, sigmoidoscopy, TWO CT scans, TWO MRIs, an anoscopy and more doctors calls/visits than I can count off the top of my head. I decided it was time to believe my doctors and get treated.
So in conclusion, Stevo68: I am glad to hear nothing was found and relieved in a way, because it seems we were both concerned about
imaging/doctors disregarding physical symptoms when in fact we just weren't sure what was causing them. I'm hopeful we'll both get better fast without requiring any additional rectal surgery
32 yr old Male. Diagnosed with UC in early 2006. DX change to CD ileitis in 2017. Also living with Hiatal Hernia and GERD.
Taking: Inflectra, Imuran (150mg), VSL#3 Tablets, Librax.