Ulcers can occur on and within the body, including along the lining of the colon and rectum, and on the anus.
Sexually transmitted infections of the anus and rectum
The stress of living with ulcerative colitis may also contribute to a worsening of symptoms. Your GP may refer you for specialist assessment if they think something serious may be causing your fissure. Corticosteroids, also known as steroids, can be given orally, intravenously, through an enema, or in a suppository, depending on the location of the inflammation. Recently, quadrivalent HPV vaccination has been recommended in boys for the prevention of external genital lesions[ 48 ], as well as among homosexual men for the prevention of AIN[ 49 ]. Some of these problems go away when the colitis is treated.