Have had chronic anal pain for 6 years
Very quick summary:
– 20 yr old
– have had chronic anal pain for 6 years
– been to many many doctors and had first been told there was no evidence of anything on my rectum. the next doctor said it was a hemorrhoid (telling me to eat more fiber and drink more water). the next, a thrombosed hemorrhoid. even one doctor said it was an inflamed varicose vein. then I went to see another doctor when the pain did not go away after years and years of this, and I was told it was an anal fissure. I then had the botox injection to heal the fissure (during which the doctor found 4) and because the area was numbed for days afterwards, I could not feel how hard I was straining to go to the bathroom and I developed a new hemorrhoid.
Today I am certain that same hemorrhoid turned into a skin tag which I have had for months now. The same doctor who performed the botox injection suggested I could have crohns because of all the fissures I had before. I did some research and think I could have perianal crohns. Most of my symptoms match up. I also have had very bad heartburn for years as well as constipation which I wonder could be a symptom as well. I take stool softeners everyday and have tried everything, (I am gluten-free and vegan for years) but still every time I go to the bathroom I am in excruciating pain.
I spend my summer in Colorado in the mountains and I think the altitude makes the pain worse. I recently ended up in the emergency room (my second visit just for fissure/hemorrhoid pain) because the pain after going to the bathroom was just too bad. They gave me a prescription for the pain killer norco to take after I go to the bathroom because the pain is too horrendous. That helps but constipates you which is even worse for fissures/hemorrhoids/skin tags. I do not know what to do, after I go I cannot move for hours, the pain lasts for as long as 14 hours.
I have tried everything, and have had chronic pain for 6 years now and just want to figure out a diagnoses. Every doctor has told me something different, I know crohns is difficult to diagnose, but I feel like this could be it.
Can anyone help me figure out what this is and if it does indeed sound like perianal crohns? I cant take it anymore