I've misplaced my seton

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tap
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/30/2009 4:49 PM (GMT -6)   
Well, I had a seton installed a week ago Wednesday. This morning while I was spraying down the area I noticed that it was gone! I had several violet contractions of my colon last night shortly after administering a cortenema and I'm guessing that the seton was ripped out when that occurred. My flare went ballistic yesterday and I ended up on the toilet 15 times.

Am I just unlucky or should it never have come out?
44 - male
Flaxseed (2 tablespoons ground) - once per day; Vitamin D3 - 5000 IU once per day; Culturelle probiotic;
Asacol - 2 400mg pills 3 times per day
Diagnosed with pancolitis in 1998


ivy6
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   Posted 10/30/2009 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Tap, this happened to me over Easter, and guess what... the general consensus of the forum members was that I needed to phone a doctor asap.

I think this may be true for you, too.

Sorry this has happened. It's always a shock, isn't it?

Ivy.
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ivy6
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   Posted 10/30/2009 5:40 PM (GMT -6)   
ps. Here's my original thread.

http://www.healingwell.com/community/default.aspx?f=17&m=1441996

Just so you know, they did replace it, and everything worked out fine... but it was important that I made those initial phone calls as soon as it happened.

I.
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tap
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Date Joined May 2008
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   Posted 10/30/2009 7:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Thanks for the link Ivy. I called the rectal surgeon's office this morning and they eventually got back to me this afternoon to schedule an office visit for next week.

I got a prednisone prescription this afternoon from my GI's office to deal with this debilitating flare. Going forward I'm guessing that the steroids will be more problematic than the missing seton.
44 - male
Flaxseed (2 tablespoons ground) - once per day; Vitamin D3 - 5000 IU once per day; Culturelle probiotic;
Asacol - 2 400mg pills 3 times per day
Diagnosed with pancolitis in 1998

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