I'm having some problems. This may get long but please bear with me, I'm in desperate need of help. In Dec. 06 I had a rectal abscess come up that had to removed. The left it
open to drain but it has never healed. There is still a little whole which I have always drained. I started taking Remicade in Oct. 07 and its been working really well for me. It didn't "close" the
open hole but it had pretty much quit draining and it was no longer causing me any pain. Until about
a week ago I started noticing that after I was having a bm that my rear was really sore, especially around this wound. Then last Friday, I had bm and then went out to eat dinner with my family. Came home and had another bm and when I sat down I noticed that the wound hadn't drained any, but then when I sat down I felt something funny around that wound and stood up to find a yellowish cloudy liquid dripping out of my wound. This was late Friday night so I decided to wait it out and try and get in touch with my doc on Monday. The next day (Saturday) I went on in to work and worked for about
4 hours. I work in bridal/prom sales so I was in the middle of helping a girl find her dress when I got REALLY nauseous. I excused myself to the bathroom and vommitted. I left work, came home and used the restroom only to find that the bandage I use to cover my wound was SOAKED in a dark yellow pus like substance with an awful odor. So I call my family doc and she starts me on Cipro and Flagyl and tells me to get in touch with my GI. He's worried that I have another abscess so he sent me this past tuesday for a ct abdomen and pelvis. Calls me the next and says there is an are suspicous of abscess/fistula and wants me to see a surgeon right away. So today I go see a colo-rectal surgeon who examines me and tells me there is nothing wrong. But, THERE IS SOMETHING WRONG!!! I haven't had drainage or pain like this in so long, and plus as most of you can, you just know when something is wrong. I'm so frustrated and I don't know what to do! He gave me no explanation what-so-ever! The pain feels very similar to the last abscess I had and I don't want to wait around for it to get as bad as that one did(it was the size of grown male fist).
Anybody have any experiences like this? Or advice on what to do?
I called my GI after the appointment and he said that my surgeon was the "expert" so he agrees with him. He sent me home with a script for pain killers and told me he'd be in touch! HELP!!! I don't know what to do!