Peace... first I think your doctor is cruel. Why the heck would she try to stuff a scope up there if you were in intense pain just from her finger? It sure sounds like you have some kind of abscess brewing. I have had multiple abscesses in my ex-anal area after my jpouch excision surgery. My doc too left the backside
open to heal and for the wounds to drain. I am having my 6th EUA surgery in a few weeks to keep the wound
open and draining. I also had a CT guided drainage. As a result of these abscesses, I currently have a 5" long sinus tract from where the actually jpouch was removed which has not healed. And I actually had a mushroom catheter huge tube placed way up in that area and sticking out my bottom for two months, again to keep the wound
open and draining. My surgery was eight months ago.
See the thing is.. if you have an abscess, it may have closed itself off, so it can't drain. That can cause excruciating pain. You want that wound draining. Fortunately, my surgeon, knows his stuff, and he has never once tried to touch that area unless I was under anesthesia. I don't believe a post surgery abscess in that area is any sign of crohn's disease. I have never heard of such a thing. The anal area can be difficult to heal, abscesses can form, and things may not fully heal for a long long time. Seems like you definitely need a CT scan to hunt for abscesses. And then if they find one, they have to figure out the best way to get in there and drain it - whether its cutting back up in there or doing a CT guided drainage. Also antibiotics generally won't do squat for an abscess unless the abscess is open and draining. It has to be open for the antibiotics to get to it.
Whatever you do, don't let that lady doctor touch you unless she has you knocked out under full anesthesia in an operating room! I trust you have a good colorectal surgeon dealing with this? If not, you need to.
Post Edited (ddd45) : 11/20/2012 7:05:12 AM (GMT-7)