Since the OP said it is difficult to have a BM (including pain etc) and having to strain, a fissure is quite possible...
Dx'd with moderate Pancolits 05/07 better with Pentasa and rectal meds as needed.
I also take Probiotics, Fish Oil, Curcumin, Benefiber and cannot tolerate artificial sweetners (never could even before UC) I also stay away from products with high fructose corn syrup.
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