have you taken a look to see what's going on?
An external hemorrhoid will cause that particular pain for me...and it's a constant. Worse than a flare actually.
The other thing is a possible fistula..but you'll have to really do the look-see (yes, squat over a mirror) to know. A blue swollen area around the anus would be an external hemmie...
If it's red and irritated, it could be a rash from yeast....it could be both. Canesten cream helps with that.
Ain't it fun???
*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 !!!