I have an Ulcer from an Enema

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LondonRed
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   Posted 10/26/2008 1:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone else had this problem? On a proctoscope the GI found an Ulcer (not a UC type ulcer but a normal one) and it lookes like it is at exactly the position where the enema would go in.
 
It always hurt using the enema, has anyone else cut themselves or caused an ulcer with the enema tube? I am hoping it is the tube and not something else going on.
 
The GI has now taken me off enemas (which have worked wonders for me for 4 weeks) and out me on suppositories - does anyone think this might makes things worse again?

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis - Intermittent Bleeding, Left Sided Pain.         Medication: 1000mg Asacol Enema, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day


Dr-A
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   Posted 10/26/2008 6:38 AM (GMT -6)   
Yeah, some of those have cheaply made tips with no consideration for patients with inflammed rectums. I would say 6 out of 10 of the hydrocort enemas I would use had a sharp tip. I finally found a nice smooth one and just re-used it. Noticed a big difference after doing this. Didn't matter how much lube you put on those things, they would literally cut you going in.
Proctitis DX 1999, Pancolitis DX 2008
Lialda 3 day
Immuran
Vitamin E Enemas as needed
Probiotis/GreenTea/VitD+Ca/SuperDHA


LondonRed
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   Posted 10/26/2008 10:03 AM (GMT -6)   
I use lube and slowly put it in etc but the tip is sharp and always hurt going on. The only way I can describe it is that it looks and feels like a sharp straw.

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis currently under some control using Asacol Enema Current Medication: 1000mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day


Meesh
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   Posted 10/26/2008 10:32 AM (GMT -6)   
The enemas for four weeks may have healed the worse of your inflammation and the suppositories may keep the inflammation down, so you may still be okay. And the suppositories are way less of a production then the enemas.

If you find the suppositories aren't doing it though, I think the advice to find and keep the smoothest applicator you find in the enema box is pretty good advice. My drugstore's tips all seem pretty smooth, I haven't had the problem you experience -- would a switch in where you fill your prescription help do you think?

Meesh
46 yr old female, dx'd UC April 27, 2006; mild arthritis in lower back, dx'd May 2008; Osteopenia dx'd 6/08
10 Remicade infusions: 7/21/07; 8/18/07; 10/13/07; 12/15/97; 1/26/08; 3/8/08; 4/19/08; 5/24/08; 7/5/08; 8/15/08, 9/26/08; Current meds & supplements: Lialda, 4 tabs in the morning; Xanax as needed (rarely); Tylenol Arthritis Formula or Tramadol as needed for arthritis pain; Rowesa; multivitamin w/folate; Culturelle; Fish oil capsules, calcium chews and/or Tums; Vitamin D;
Past meds: Prednisone 4/06-4/08; Entocourt EC; Asacol; Colazal; Venofer (iron) injections Dec '07; Imuran (extremely bad reaction 2/07); Protonix; Lexipro


bbc
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   Posted 10/26/2008 10:41 AM (GMT -6)   
It's weird the bottle type enemas rowasas etc show how one is supposed to lie on their side etc but CortiFoam does not even specify what position one is supposed to be in. I stand and squat a bit and slowly insert the tube but sometimes I feel it hitting something which can be a bit painful....it would be nice if they told you which way to point the tip and the best position to be in like with the rowasa etc.

Does anyone have a diagram of the shape of the anal area so we can figure out the best way to position the tube when inserting?

Thanks
Moderate Pancolitis
Dx'd 05/2007
8 Pentasa per day (4X2)
Corti Foam p.m.
Probiotics, Bowel Soother, Fish Oil, Calcium, Multi Vitamin and Melatonin
Trying to reduce sugar in my diet but cannot tolerate artificial sweetners
I excersice daily
Did I happen to mention I HATE this disease!!!


LondonRed
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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:20 AM (GMT -6)   
The tube hurts, and it's sharp - I cannot believe they want us to insert something as invasive as that inside are bum!

Diagnosis Oct 07 and then Aug 08: Inditerminate Colitis currently under some control using Asacol Enema Current Medication: 1000mg Asacol Suppositories, 800mg Asacol Tablets x 2 a day


kops2da
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   Posted 10/26/2008 11:26 AM (GMT -6)   

Hmmm?  I used the generic Rowasa enemas for quite a while and never hurt or felt sharp.  BUT - the suppositories I use now are much easier especially with lubication extra.  Hope all is ok!

ElaineNY


68 yr. old granny
New diagnosed with proctosigmoiditis - 6/2008
10/3/2008 - agreed to try one Lialda every other day and one Canasa every day due to my sensitivity to all medications and side effects. Colonoscopy 10/28 to reaccess. Taking Reglan now for nausea, etc.
Probiotic Align, Prilosec for GERD
Inderol for hypertension,Xanax,Lipitor, multivitamin, calcium w/D, Tylenol
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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