Hi-My disease is only in my rectal area. I don't usually leak anything liquidy, but every once in a while there is little dots of stool,I guess. I think it is coming from my fistula or my drain,though. I do get more liquidy drainage when I use suppositories....Do you normally have D or constipation or fairly normal BMs?
I also have swelling in the rectal area and the feeling that you describe of needing to go more is common for me. It feels like if I push too hard though, something will break or get stuck,sometimes. I know what you mean about the rectal gas getting stuck,too.
I can't really say if that is symptoms of rectal involvement only because all I have is rectal involvement. It is possible, I suppose, that a person could show those symptoms if the disease was active higher in the digestive tract. Again, I am no expert on other types of crohn's. I just know more than the average person about
perianal crohn's. Lucky me.
Hope you get some answers soon. Let us know.....
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07. Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.