Well, UC flares could cause rectal pain, but considering you have actual other issues happening, I'd say it's the other issues. Any type of inflammation, especially swollen veins such as varicies or hemmies or a fissure would be my first guess. Especially with the pain upon inserting the supposisitories.
I would suggest for now that you try sitz baths to ease some of the inflammation until you see the vascular surgeon.
I don't get why some patients suffer endlessly with issues that could be dealt with once they're simplified....in the way meaning at least diagnosed with the clarification of what they, in themselves, could cause regarding pain, discomfort or future complications.
Have you been diagnosed with CD and not UC?
Maybe requesting another med such as proctocedyl for the non-UC-related issues could be better than the Anusol.?
Have you upped your fibre intake such as with supplements? Maybe that would be helpful...
I do hope this doctor comes to the aid of your long and dragged out plight...sheesh.
Definitely keep us posted.
*Heather* Status: maintenance Asacol 6 daily + Salofalk enemas every 3rd night
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x 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....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ 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 !!!