new member whitechoc with a question about setons and sex

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ivy6
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   Posted 3/17/2008 3:42 AM (GMT -7)   
Whitechoc posted in another thread, but this is her very first post here so I thought she deserved a big welcome :-) and a thread of her own.

This is what she wrote:



Hi there!
Im just about to go and have a seton stitch inserted after many years of reoccurring fistulas! This site has been great to give me an insight to what a seton is like
One question i was a bit curious about is, can you still be sexually active while having this stitch in place.

Thanks
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ivy6
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   Posted 3/17/2008 3:59 AM (GMT -7)   
ps. I can see you're still online, whitechoc, and I'm sure you're eagerly awaiting an answer to your question, but you should know that this is the quiet time on the forum. Things should be livelier in a few hours, and I hope you'll have an answer by then.

Welcome again,

I.
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Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2008 4:34 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW
I too am sure you will have an answer soon
Mondays do start getting busy.....wknds and late nights are alot slower .....

Great to have you aboard

STAY with us and do get the support and understanding you do so deserve........LYN
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 3/17/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi and welcome! I have had a seton for a year and a half, and sex is good! :) Go for it, and enjoy! :)

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/17/2008 6:02 AM (GMT -7)   
LOL chroniemomx2.....you go girl you go .........


Thanks for your input .......Luvs
And have a great day .......LYN
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whitechoc
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   Posted 3/17/2008 6:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi, thanks for making this thread.
This website is great, i didnt know there was so many other people with the same problems.
Thanks for answering my question, so many things i dont know about this kind of procedure. Look forward to hearing more

Thanks

sr5599
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   Posted 3/17/2008 7:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I asked my surgeon about it after mine were placed. Her response was to say that she'd never yet had a patient come back and say, "Oh, that was bad." I think it's a matter of feeling comfortable with it.
--39 year old female, dx as UC in '04 (1st symptoms in '03), switched to Crohn's in '05
--1 fistula, crohn's colitis, limited to large intestine
--rejected (reaction/didn't work): Asacol, AZA, 6-MP, MTX, Remicade, Humira, prednisone
--stuck on methylprednisolone
--tried Prochymal in Phase III study (can't wait til it's approved!)
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MMMNAVY
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   Posted 3/17/2008 11:28 AM (GMT -7)   
Have fun!
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mommywithcrohn's
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   Posted 3/17/2008 9:48 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm also a new member. I had a seton placed about a month ago but had 2 of them placed several years ago which then fell out/were removed & I did great for a long time after that. Anyway, I think it depends on where the seton is placed re the sex question. If it's in the vagina (like one of mine was last time around) I found it pretty uncomfortable to have sex because the seton would scratch my insides. This time the seton is hanging right out of my anus & I haven't attempted sex yet but I think it won't be a problem since it isn't in my vagina.

My current problem is that my anus is so tender from where the seton is placed (yes, even after four+ weeks), that I'm in quite a bit of discomfort STILL, especially after a bowel movement. I'm pretty discouraged because I was expecting the kind of relief I had from my abscesses when the procedure was done the last time & instead I'm becoming addicted to painkillers! I'm wondering if the seton was placed properly or if something else is going on (btw--I've been on Remicade & 6-MP since my first seton placements).

I'm kind of wishing right now that I was feeling good enough to want to have sex, whitechoc!

Good luck & hang in there!

Howlyncat
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   Posted 3/18/2008 5:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Welcome to HW
Thanks for posting and I am glad you found us here
Please look at older threads read rules and guidelines and get to know the ppl here they are fantastic .....IMHO ..as is the suppoort and understanding

It sure sounds like you too have been thru the wringer.am hoping you soon feel well enough to Partake in some activity's ........
Keep posting and dont hesitate to start own thread with questions you may have
Stay with us
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stkitt
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   Posted 3/18/2008 11:45 AM (GMT -7)   
Hey Whitechoc
Welcome to HealingWell and how nice of Ivy to make you your own thread as it really helps so you do not get lost in the shuffle in someone elses thread.
 
I am sure you will find the members warm and caring and you have met a group of members already..........again welcome hun.
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kcolwell24
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   Posted 9/17/2011 11:36 AM (GMT -7)   
I have the same question. Just had two setons placed about 2 weeks ago, one is behind the anus and I expect no problems but the other comes out right next to the bottom of the entrance of the vaginal canal. It's still a bit swollen so I fear discomfort. How long do people usually wait before having sex with setons in?
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