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Date Joined Sep 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2007 12:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Hello, I'm not sure if I have ever asked this, but do any of you experience burning when having a BM. It's just in the lower part, so I guess it would just be the rectum. I thought it was just when I ate something somewhat spicy, but it happens almost everytime...I'm not flaring at the time...It just really burns and makes my eyes water...Is it just irritation or is that normal for UC'ers?
28 Yrs old
Dx UC 3/07
4 Asacol 3x/day
30mg Prednisone
Remicade (3 infusions)
Fish Oil supplements

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Date Joined May 2003
Total Posts : 30984
   Posted 10/22/2007 1:06 PM (GMT -6)   
Oh yes, normal for most UCers to experience who have active inflammation, hemorrhoids, or fissures or just from wiping a lot. How many times are you going during the day?

You could ask the doctor to add rectal meds ... either the 5ASA suppositories (1000mg) or the retention enemas to help heal the rectum.

*Heather*Status:mini flare June 23* 6asacol daily+ Salofalk (tapered every 4th night)
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~5ASA: Asacol + Salofalk enemas (increase for flares tapered to maintenance)
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed
~Probiotic 2 (Natural Factors Protec) + 1 (Primadophilus Reuteri) at bedtime
~Natural Factors Multi Digestive Enzymes with supper
~Ranitidine,Pariet (reflux) Effexor XR 75mg;  Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS"  worth it !!!

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Date Joined Mar 2007
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   Posted 10/22/2007 7:52 PM (GMT -6)   
This happens to me a lot, too! Almost every time. I still had some mild inflammation in my rectum at my last c-scope, so I figured the burning feeling came from still being inflamed. Like quincy said, it could be hemorrhoids or an anal fissure.

23 years old
Diagnosed with UC March 2007
Current inflamation in the rectum
Asacol 4 tablets 3x/day
Rowasa (generic) - nightly
Nature's Way Primadophilus Reuteri 1/day; Chewable multivitamin; experimenting w/fiber supplements (Metamucil and Fiber Choice); Viactiv (Calcium and Vit. D) for Osteopenia; ground flaxseed

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Date Joined Mar 2003
Total Posts : 10407
   Posted 10/22/2007 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
Try using some sort of barrier cream, like A&D ointment or Desitin cream. This will protect your delicate skin from the irritation and help ease the pain while you heal. Hope it's better soon.
I refer to this phenomonon as "lava poo"
Left-sided UC diagnosed 2001.  Taking Colazal and Imuran, Remicade infusions and moving into remission. Finally off steroids after four years! 
Now in remission for almost two years. Remicade has been my wonder drug.
"If you spend your time second-guessing your past decisions, you'll never have time to enjoy today."

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