Abscess drainage crohn's disease

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Avatar n tn I was diagnosed with Crohn's 3 months ago. I never knew that was what caused my fissures, resulting abscess and fistula- these symptoms are what tipped my Dr.s off. I have only dealt with one abscess and currently I have one open draining fistula. I am going to begin Remicade next month in an attempt to close my fistula, w/o doing surgery.
Avatar n tn I have Crohn's disease and perianal disease, too. I've had fissures, fistulas and abscesses. a fissure looks like a bad paper cut and mine usually bleed easily. the important thing is to keep the area clean and avoid infections. is there any drainage, tender areas (other than the irritation of the fissure), does he feel any pressure or unusual lump? those would indicate either an abscess or a fistula. if he has any type of drainage or lump, go to the doc right away.
Avatar f tn I have been dealing with a fissure for about 8 months(waited 6 months before seeking treatment, because I was too embarressed of the location) and then this abscess, the Surgeon mentioned Crohn's disease...I am afraid that may be what I dealing with, and all this stomach troubles aren't putting my mind at ease about it...
Avatar n tn sorry to hear of the problems you are having. you might want to check out some Crohn's disease message board. a lot of us have peri-rectal abscesses, fistulas, etc. I've never had a seton placed, only ever had them cut or 'coned' out and then packed daily. but there are lots of others that have had setons and/or flap surgeries. the primary goal of a seton is to keep the tract open to allow drainage and keep another abscess from forming while the track heals closed.
Avatar n tn Hi I am a 33 year old LPN Licensed Practical Nurse that has Crohn's disease,for about 20 years now and have hade a ton of complication with it! Anyways. I have been having some problems with rectal fistulas for the last year or so.
Avatar m tn Well where do i start. I was diagnosed with crohn's disease when i was about 6, i had my first operation to remove pollips from my colon.This continued twice a year till i was about 17. Some pollips were removed and found to be malignant. My doctor recomended that my entire colon be removed, they would connect the smaller intestine straight to my anal pouch.This would have had to be reconstructed.
Avatar n tn Was part of her small intestines removed? Was drainage after the second surgery still necessary, and why? Crohn's disease can cause several different complications. In Crohn's disease, inflammation involves the entire wall of the bowel. As a result, sometimes the outside of the bowel wall can adhere to adjacent structures and form a communication, called a fistula. A fistula can develop between loops of adjacent bowel, between bowel and bladder or even bowel and skin.
Avatar n tn The exception for surgery is in the presence of Crohn's disease. In these cases, medical therapy should then be considered first. I am not aware of a role for chronic antibiotics in the prevention of anal abscesses. Prompt drainage and appropriate surgery are the mainstays of treatment. Treatment options should be discussed with a colorectal surgeon. A second opinion can be sought if the symptoms continue. Followup with your personal physician is essential.
Avatar f tn The drs keep telling me I am not having a flare and that this new problem has nothing to do with my Crohn's. It's a weird disease. Everyone is different. i am allergic to flagyl and cipro as well as augmentin and keflex. It makes it difficult to attack any infections. That's why I ahd to do the cetons. You really should be seeing your surgeon every two weeks while you ahve those in. They should be tightening them quite often.
Avatar m tn I had a colostomy 3/09 after my rectal muscles stopped working due to my crohn's disease and taking narcotics daily for my severe back injury. A few months after that surgery I did develop a very large abdominal hernia which had to be removed. I didn't want to go back to the original surgeon and one was highly recommended to me....
Avatar n tn I think I remember you saying that they ruled out Crohn's disease, right? with 4 surgeries in 4 months, I think I'd go with the seton to give the area time to heal and sort things out. I'm guessing that you've been on anti-biotics the whole time and are doing sitz baths and using stool softeners. the sitz baths are what helped ease the pain the most for me.
Avatar n tn It has nothing to do with sex but I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in 1996 but am in total remission now and it still happens a lot. It is the worst and I am afraid to even think about having a relationship with anyone in the future because of it.My last colonoscopy showed nothing so I am so wanting to find information on this. I am a little overweight but I walk all the time. I don't know what to try next....
Avatar n tn boils are often caused by infected hair folicals. Bacteria from infection form an abscess or pocket of pus. The abscess can become larger than a ping pong ball. Boils occur in areas where there is hair chafting. the face, neck, armpit, breast, groin, and buttocks are common sites.....then it goes on to treatment with cloth. doesn't mention any serious outcomes like surgery.
Avatar n tn Also, i got bit by a deer tick, but i dont think it was on long enough for lyme disease to be a factor. i work outside in the heat for 9 hours a day, and swim as well. I live in a swimsuit on the weekends and i'm always sweaty from exercising-what do you girls think? thanks!
Avatar f tn They had to remove a very decayed tooth and begin prep for bridge. Yes, I have also been blessed (lol) with periodontal disease so have had several surgeries with that. The thing that bugs me is I am over 5 months out from my surgery and while I feel better than I did at 2 weeks, like you, I guess I expected to be 100 percent by now. Even though the surgeon said it could take 3 to 6 months and I guess even up to a year to completely feel back to normal.