I do have an end ileo and I often ponder the real reason behind my surgeon leaving that anus. His explanation was that there tend to be more complications following the surgery when all is removed at once. He never did explain that the disease could return inside the anus and to have follow up biopsies. He retired in 2013 and, just my luck, my disease attacked the anus in 2014, four years after my surgery! The surgeon I am now seeing tends to think my use of Ibupr
open for a bad back could have initiated the flare. My last biopsies were done last November. I went to the surgeon a month or so ago complaining of pain in the anus which radiated up into my back, around to my hips and into the pelvic area. He placed me on Cipro with a probiotic and within a week the pain was gone. He also sent me for CTscan of the pelvis and stomach, blood tests and another test where they inserted a dye into my vagina to look for that recto-vaginal fistula (which they still cannot locate). I thought he would just phone me with the results, but he wanted to see me. Well, when I went last week, he examined me rectally and I darn near went through the roof!!!
Later that day I bled like a son of a gun!!! HURT! OMG...I am wondering why he did that!!! I am better now but no way is he going to examine me rectally again in August at my next visit. What the heck for??? If I have to have biopsies every two years, so be it...but I think all that probing inside is probably causing more harm than good! Any feedback on this?