Silk Seton thread..what is it like?

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   Posted 8/27/2009 2:38 AM (GMT -6)   
I am getting my seton a silk thread..not a cutting seton..just a draining one..has anyone had this before...and what is it like?

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   Posted 8/27/2009 5:16 PM (GMT -6)   

Have you looked at the fistulas link in my sig?
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   Posted 8/27/2009 5:39 PM (GMT -6)   
My is a non-cutting seton. It has never caused me any pain or problems. A week after I got it, I started an intense 8 week workout program...I was already signed up for it and paid the money...and I was able to workout with no problems. I didn't even use any pain meds at home after surgery. In a couple of weeks, mine seton will be 4 years old....still the original one. Good luck! I hope it helps you feel better and gets rid of the pain for you!

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   Posted 8/27/2009 6:46 PM (GMT -6)   
If you had a cutting seton, well of course it hurt! If your seton was loose, it was not a cutting seton. The sick thread is just liike heavy thread you might use to sew a button on a coat. It shouldn't hurt at all.
Diagnosed with Crohn's in early 2007.  Several peri-rectal abscesses and two fistulae with setons.  Allergic to Remicade and Humira.  Currently on 6MP, and vitamins D and B-12.

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   Posted 8/27/2009 9:27 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the index..i am bookmarking it..helpful I don't have the cutting seton..its just for draining only..but i have the rubberband one..and it hurts so much..and sometime next week he is switching me to the silk thread one..and i was just wondering..if that would be less uncomfortable and hurt less...the pain is still horrible..and its weird..but i know where it hurts...i can feel the seton where it goes into the fistula..on the that crazy? Now i have a diaper my son gets..and i had to use Desitin! I just put my gym membership on hold for 6 months for now..sad..but its better than wasting the money..each month..the best news is that my colon rectal surgeon faxed the info to my GI and he started the paperwork for the Remicade..i know need to get a TB see if i test postive..hopefully not since I used to be a dietary aide in a hospital..and we walked on all floors and well who husband has dormant it in the military..always tests postive..took some medicines but never finished them..does that have an impact on me getting Remicade?
As of always thanks for all the replys!:) smurf yeah scool

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