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Postby BigRed03 » 20 Mar 2015, 00:44

I've just joined this forum for support and help :) I am a young Australian female who has had Crohn's since I was about 16, diagnosed at 22 and had surgeries for fissures...
I had a fissure fixed surgically that got infected. I was in a lot of pain and went to my GP (before I was diagnosed with Crohn's and got a regular specialist). My GP told me the redness I was experiencing was due to my bum cheeks rubbing together haha and that any discharge was just from the fissure. Anyways, it got infected and subsequently I now have a fistula :(
I was wondering what to expect when I go in to have surgery to fix this fistula. The surgeon is thinking Seton is the way to go.

Will I be in much pain and how much time should I allow off work after I take it? What is healing time?... All that fun stuff
Any information and advise would be really great
Thank you!
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Re: Hello & Help :)

Postby msimon » 23 Mar 2015, 02:49

Hi Big Red. Welcome to the forum. Sorry to hear about your situation. I had an infection as well that was undiagnosed until it started to form a tract. Sorry, but I don't have a lot of advice about your situation. I've had a fissure, then LIS, then an infection at the LIS site, then a sinus formed (this is like a stage before a fistula) and then had surgery on that in which it was laid open (much like a fistulotomy). I think these sorts of cases are very individual and decisions are made by surgeons when they get in there and see what all is going on. Mine is still healing 6 weeks on but has closed to the point it is now like a fissure. CRS keeps telling me 2 more weeks. Everyone is so different and it will depend a lot on what you have to have done.

When are you having surgery?
Dec '13 Fissure from anoscope
3 X internal sphincter botox
'08-'15 Botox for pelvic floor dysfunction
Nov '14 LIS/sentinel tag removal
Feb '15 Deroofing of recurrent infection from LIS
summer '15-healed but still ongoing muscle dysfunction/pain
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