Is it the asacol?

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philly-fan
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   Posted 12/28/2007 9:18 PM (GMT -7)   
Fairly often I get an anal leakage that is not strong in odor, seems greasy. Sometimes I need to go to the bathroom just to wipe myself. It is almost clear, perhaps a little yellowish. Is this the asocol?

Wonderful isn't it!
Steve


Asacol 1200mg-3x a day

Probiotic=metagenics ultra flora plus DF

Hydrocortizone when needed

Off the prednesone since September 8th (omg)


Heart meds

Lipitor,Toprol, aspirin 81

synthroid


quincy
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   Posted 12/29/2007 12:17 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi..I don't think it's the Asacol...it could be either IBS or that you might be starting to flare if it's within a period of time.

When you mean anal leakage..is it without feeling it or when you have excessive gas or when you use the bathroom and you push and that's what comes out?

Have you checked visually to see if you might have a fissure?
Do you have any butt (or area) at all?

Are you using and rectal meds....enemas or suppositories?

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


philly-fan
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   Posted 12/29/2007 5:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes it is without feeling, I just feel the wetness. I don't believe it is a flare.

Have you checked visually to see if you might have a fissure? No I will, what is a fissure?
Do you have any butt (or area) at all? Sorry Quincy, I don't know what this means.

At this time I'm not using any rectal meds.

It is not all the time. Today there are no issues.
When it does happen It is also itchy.
Steve


Asacol 1200mg-3x a day

Probiotic=metagenics ultra flora plus DF

Hydrocortizone when needed

Off the prednesone since September 8th (omg)


Heart meds

Lipitor,Toprol, aspirin 81

synthroid


quincy
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Total Posts : 29852
   Posted 12/30/2007 1:28 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL...it seems I have made a typo...i should have added "pain/discomfort"..in the butt or area.

I was wondering if you have hemorrhoids, a fissure (a cut in the anal folds) or even a fistula (caused from an abscess that pushes and creates a "tunnel" out where it can drain.

Have you had it checked out by a doctor?

I read somewhere that some people who have anal leaking are on cholesterol meds...just wondering if it started around the same time you began taking them?

How's your fibre intake? Do you take fibre supplements of any kind? They may be able to help with that.

You should, however, see the doctor if it gets worse...even to do a swab to see if it can actually be "treated".

Regarding the itchiness, it might even be a yeast infection...or if you have a fissure or even a hemorrhoid (external) it might irritate it causing the itching. An antifungal ointment could help.

I hope you get to the bottom of it ;-)

quincy
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... increased enemas to nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~vitamins/minerals/supplements 
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....bromelain 1 - 2x daily
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!


philly-fan
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 185
   Posted 12/30/2007 9:46 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks much Quincy.
I thought it was one of the meds.
It's not an everyday problem, so i'm just goiung to try and monitor it for awhile.
Steve


Asacol 1200mg-3x a day

Probiotic=metagenics ultra flora plus DF

Hydrocortizone when needed

Off the prednesone since September 8th (omg)


Heart meds

Lipitor,Toprol, aspirin 81

synthroid

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