Draining and odor

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   Posted 11/30/2008 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had c-tons for a little over a year now. And although I have been draining non stop since they were in, nothing to be conserend about.  But about two weeks ago I started to notice I wasnt feeling weel and things have gotten worse since then. I am a student and traveling abroad, even when I was advised not to since I was just coming off a stint in the hospital when I came.  So not only am I getting sick again after a couple of months of feeling okay I am dealing with a new city and a new doctor who has a new way of doing things.  He thinks I might be relapsing and I have had an MRI and will probally go in for a colonoscopy soon. 
The question I have is a few days ago I started to notice that my drainage had increased so I was going through 6-8 pads a day and it started to smell really bad.  The point where I have to keep my window open when its only 30 degrees and I could smell it when I was in a club. If you can smell yourself while in a club that smells of sweat and liquor then you know you have a problem. I have had only 2 drinks since I started to get sick and I still have the smell so I am pretty sure it is not the alcohol.  And I was put on a new antibiotic but the smell didnt start for about a week and a half after taking it. So I am not sure that it is it.  Any help is needed.  I am begining to want to stay in bed all day just to hide from the world and I really dont want to do that, Without the Crohns my life would be really good right now. 

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   Posted 12/1/2008 4:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi Has it had a change in color or amount since your antibotics? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail

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   Posted 12/1/2008 6:29 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, this is just a thought in the wind about the change in the odor.
Do you have the setons for abscesses or fistulae? If you have them for fistulae, then the increased drainage indicates to me that the fistula has widen allowing more fecal matter to pass. The odor of feces is heavily impacted by what one eats. Onions, cabbage, garlic, some spices, etc all effect the odor of feces.
If you have the setons for an abscess, then the iincreased drainage says to me that your infection is quite active. Infected matter can have a very strong odor especially when there is a lot of it.
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