I would really appreciate if anyone remotely experienced would weigh in. And for the record I've seen 3 doctors in the past year, they don't want to test me or anything because they all think whatever I come to them about is an isolated issue and not a big deal because I'm young(23) and otherwise very healthy. Thanks doc.. These are my symptoms that started almost a year ago:
1. Digestive issues: this isn't extreme, many days I'm completely normal (no pain, bowel movement once or twice a day), but every few weeks I'll have an unexplained period of days where I'm either constipated/have hard stool or I go too much instead, like 4 times an afternoon(this more commonly). And once in a while, in the morning right before I go, I get these excruciating abdominal pains that don't go away until I have a bm.
2. Anal fissures(cause bleeding and pain sometimes after hard stool), external hemorrhoids and a perianal abcsess that I had drained, then re-drained and put on antibiotics for two weeks, but that is still leaking and causing some discomfort every few days (this is 2 months after the initial abcess).
3. Cannot gain weight- note, this may be unrelated and not a problem as I am not sickly thin, I have always been pretty thin, but it's frustrating because I would like to put on a bit of weight (people do comment on how thin I am) and I eat whatever I feel like and more but I don't gain at all.
So, doctors brush me off and I'm not wanting to try to get surgery on the abscess/fistula whatever it is now until I'm completely desperate. I am managing all this by taking fibre and water, generally taking it easy, not sitting for long periods of time also when that is acting up.
I have a family friend who has Crohn's and sometimes when I think about his problems I wonder if I have a mild version or something. I'm just wondering if I'm doing ok or if I should be freaking out or doing something else. Ok thanks for listening to my sob story.