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jersey
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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 12/11/2008 2:19 PM (GMT -7)   
   Hello everyone. I went back to the surgeon and the radiologist today. I saw the surgeon first. He looks at my stomach and says everything looks and feels good. Remember i had 4 drains put in went home thanksgiving and am still having trouble. i had 4 abcessess. I then went to see radiologist. He tells me we can take out 2 more drains which still leaves me with one. He says i have a fistula and i had a small tear in my intestines from surgery. I think thats what caused all the abcessesss. Now i have to go back next week to see how all that is doing. I ask him if i will need surgery to fix this and he doesn't know yet. I don't know if it sounds like these drs know what is going on. the surgeons has never admitted i have a tear yet. The radiologist tells me the most Will a fistula go away from drains and will a tear fix itself? I am stillvery weak and am now getting frusterated about when this will all end. Let me know what anyone thinks.

gachrons
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   Posted 12/11/2008 3:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jersey when you go back try and get a answer from your surgeon as to what is going on and mention the fact you were told you have a tear. Tell him about your concerns. I don't know if it will heal itself but try to build up your strength in the mean time. Maybe that is why they are keeping a check on you with the CT's to see what is what in there. If it was an emerg. situation they probably would have you in the hospital. Sorry I don't know much more to tell you but hope this helps. I am glad you only have one drain left to come out.How is that draining now are you getting much drainage? lots of love gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,hemmies,and still alive.lol gail


jersey
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Date Joined Nov 2004
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   Posted 12/12/2008 1:09 AM (GMT -7)   
  Thank you Gail. He told me all 4 drains were connected inside so he said the other cavities looked good, but he still needs the one to drain or i would fill up with pus. There is about 60 cc a day drainining out of it. It is reddish looking too. I don't know what a fistula is and i have one of those too. Will it drain on its on or have to be removed too? I am going to call him tomorrew and get some answers from him. I think it is very unprofessional of him not to tell me. Everyone says they come for miles to have him do there surgeries and that he is good,but he hasn't told me nothing, He always has the radiologist tell me the news after i see him. He sends me down for ct scan and him.

gachrons
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   Posted 12/12/2008 3:56 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi Jersey I had a fistula develop after my abcess abdomial surgery and that is when I went on Remicade and it did heal up.But it didn't close the big one from small to large bowel they fixed that when I had my resecton.Your case is different from mine. A fistula is sort of like a little tunnel that goes from one place to another often goes with abcess. The drainage is a good thing in that it is coming out and not building up inside you.Let me know what he says about things but I think he is probably waiting to see how things go but I would give him a call and find out more . Hope you are eating and getting some ensure it helps with body building and protein is good too. How is your temperature ? Do they have you on 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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