Could be that you have hemorrhoids, a fissure, a yeast/fungal infection, or even irritation in the external anal folds....
Have you taken a look yourself externally (yes, squatting over a mirror)...because what you see and what a doc sees might not be the same thing.
Canesten cream (in the feminine products section of the pharmacy) which can be bought separately can help the yeast/fungal infection. Or, ask your doc for a 'script
of antifungal cream.
Welcome to the forum!
*Heather*Status: mini flare Dec 28... tapered to every 4th night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol (6 daily) + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 3(Natural Factors Protec) bedtime + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) occasionally
~multi-digestive enzymes as needed ....zymactive 3 - 5x 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 !!!