Tony Kraft (mackeezer) wrote in crohns_patients,
Tony Kraft

Anal Bleeding

Hi Crohn's folks,

Lovely question concerning anal bleeding. I can't get it to stop after going to the bathroom. I'm an old pro at Crohn's now (diagnosed in February 2001, had surgery, been on every medication and then some). My disease is in the terminal ileum area, which was removed. For the past few months, I haven't been able to stop bleeding when I go to the bathroom. I always use Tucks pads and have for years, because toilet tissue and wiping easily makes fissures worse. I also now have rectal Hydrocortisone suppositories. I also take Colace to keep stool softer so it doesn't tear me apart, and I stop taking it if I start getting diarrhea.

Short of not eating so I stop defecating, I don't know what to do. Any suggestions? I just recently saw my GI but I think I'm going to call her tomorrow and see if she has any thoughts. 

Thanks :)
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