Hi...the doc should at least clarify what it is that you feel....lack of information can make many of us think the worst. I like clarification and it certainly eases my anxiety.
I went to my gi enquiring about
the changes happening around the anus from the fissure, a sentinal tag and external hemmie. Nothing like sporting a blue butt that's painful as hell radiating up my sacro area and down my leg.
He took a look and said..."that's it"?
I said, "yeah...what's going on?"
He commented, "It's an external hemmie with a small fissure and you have to consider how many years it's been in use!"
I laughed, "good point". humbled.
He said, "it's not the worst I've seen by any means, just use the proctocedyl and it'll deal with the hemmi and the fissure".
I must say that different toilet papers can make or break the quality of a wipe as well as washing products. Seems what worked once doesn't if there's any irritation/inflamation.
*Heather* Status: ...Asacol 3 twice 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 !!!