I've been living with ulcerative colitis for 18 years. In September 2001 I entered into a study to help my colitis. While undergoing weekly visits to one of the best doctors of the East coast I was experiencing severe pain in my right butt cheek along with clear drainage. I repeatedly told the doctor. She insisted I had internal hemmoroids!! I told her my very uncomfortable symptoms once a week and she told me to "live with it" due to the fact that I had ulcerative colitis. I knew they weren't hemmoroids. After 14 years of a disease you learn your body very well. However, due to the fact that she was the "best" I took her word for it. Plus, she too, was sending me to colleagues to seek their opinion about the drainage. He too, had no clue. Not once did anyone suggest a CATSCAN.
Long story short, six months later the pain crippled me and I was rushed to the hospital for emergency. I had an abscess wrapped around my rectum the size of a grapefruit. I am 5' 3" and 105 pounds, it was a bit painful!!!
They (not my current doc) drained it and I thought my problems were over.,.. little did I know her misdiagnosis led me to a world I never knew! Fistualas and soiled underwear and pain that would never go away because of where it is located (under my coxsic can't spell it bone) GREAT!!! I'm 33, newly married, have puss leaking out of my butt and want to have a baby but don't know how I'm going to manage!!! I need help, I need a miracle, my body can't take any more antibiotics that don't help anyway.......if there is anyone out there that can help or ease my mind I'd appreciate it. :(
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