Hi...your situation is extremely complicated and I cannot see a doctor NOT wanting to get it all sorted out. maybe you should see an anorectal surgeon for a second opinion.....I'll have to ask my friend what tests she had to find out she has multiple fistulas.
The fact that you have infection from an abscess could be part of the reason bms smell bad. As well, they will add a smell...so it can be quite confusing.
Well, one's butt is "supposed to just
open when having a bm, but depending on how hard one might push will push out part of the anus....usually it will retract back to its original position.
Add hemmies either external or internal, inflammation, fissures...etc, I can't see how one's butt wouldn't be blue or purple and swollen...lots happening in one area.
I have external hemmies, a fissure and a small tag from the fissure and when the fissure is
opened, everything is OK for a while...but the external hemmie starts to flare soon afterward if I don't deal with it. I do find, however, that if I don't deal with either, I do seem to flare as well...so, the connection is hemmies is a precurser or are a symptom of a flare, or are the hemmies first and with the constant "feeling" does it add to the distress and encourage a flare?
Yeah, this is a pretty good place to frequent..lol! Support, however, is subjective.
Hope the meds work to have you feeling better soon....but do continue to find more answers.....
*Heather* Status: mild flare enemas tapered to every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 x2 daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(Natural Factors Protec, Primadophilus Reuteri Pearls). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!