Crohn’s Disease and Extra-Intestinal Problems, Part 5

Crohn’s Disease and Extra-Intestinal Problems, Part 5
Fifth in a series about Crohn’s disease and extra-intestinal problems and IBD-related symptoms. Read parts one here, two here, three here, and four here.  Crohn’s disease can lead to many other extra-intestinal complaints and ailments. As such, the fifth installment of this series will focus on additional problems or conditions that can happen involving the rectum. With a diagnosis of Crohn’s or colitis, the bowels often aren’t the only part of the body to have inflammation. The entire body is often involved in the suffering, top to bottom, including the rectum. Crohn’s disease and IBD can affect you anywhere. Complications can happen with any form of autoimmune disease through symptoms, sickness, or added complaints. Crohn’s patients — and all IBD sufferers — can experience extra-intestinal symptoms and sometimes other problems. As with any diagnosis, it could affect your body in several ways, and these extra-intestinal ailments are a few of the symptoms IBD patients can face after diagnosis. Renal disease: Crohn’s patients can suffer from perianal disease, with abscesses and fistula problems, as well as kidney stone development and colon cancer. A perianal abscess is a collection of pus on or in your rectum. In my case, it's in. This can be a symptom of Crohn’s disease. Most anal abscesses lead to fissures, and a fissure means there is a tunnel that starts inside the anus and works its way to the outside of the skin. Fistulas, or tunneling through the rectum, can and does happen. Abscesses, infections, anal fissures, or cuts can happen, too, and can be extremely pai
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3 comments

  1. Lorraine says:

    I completely understand. I’ve had multiple procedures on my back side. And not all of them successful . But like you I keep struggling thru.

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