Hello. I'm Dr. Christensen.
I'm sorry you're uncomfortable. Unfortunately, people with Crohn's disease are prone to developing perianal abscesses (pockets of infection around the anus) and fistulas (channels between the lower end of your rectum
and the skin around your anus). These are issues that require urgent medical attention; antibiotics and surgical drainage
are usually required to get an abscess under control. If you have a fistula, surgical revision (closure of the fistula) will be necessary.
Call your doctor immediately. Until you can see him/her, use whatever pain medications you have on hand (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, such as ibuprofen
, can be purchased over the counter). Warm packs or a warm sitz bath could also be beneficial; this may help an abscess drain.
I hope that answers your question, and I hope you feel better soon!