Ok, I just joined this website because I really need some help from others who have Chrohn's disease. I will breifly explain my story: I am a 31 y/o female I was hospitalized in Aug of 06' for 10 days. I had a really bad perianal abscess which required emergency surgery, however, that was delayed a day becasue i was severly anemic, and had a blood infection. After receiving 2 bags of blood, the night after I was admittted, i got surgery to drain the abscess and they put in drains, that stayed in for 2-3 weeks. THe surgeon immediately suspected Chrohn's disease, and had a GI doc come see me, I had a colonoscopy while in the hospital, which results came back saying 85-92% that it is not Chrohn's.....however he started me on Asacol, and other meds: Valium for rectal spasm, flagyl, and Cipro for the abscess, prilosec,and I was on pain meds as well. I think that is everything I was taking. Anyway, I was on and off of the antibiotics for months following the surgery.....I was not healing and kept having a little hole near my rectum that would fill up like a pimple and then open(which was painful) and drain, and then would stay open. Well last month (dec) I had surgery to plug the fistulas that I had. Well now I have another little opeing that is draining and hurting??? Does this sound like Chrohns? My GI doctor and surgeon are not in agreement, the surgeon really thinks it is Chrohn's and the Gi doc is unsure. He wants to do an upper endoscopy to rule out other things, and then posssibly start me on immunosuppressive therapy!!! I am so confused and would appreciate the help of others with this disease. I have had many other tests as well...CT scans, MRI, Small bowel series...etc.
Please help.....Thanks for your time