How long until I feel better?

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shoegirl1129
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   Posted 11/16/2009 9:11 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi..I'm new to this site. I had surgery last month to remove a horseshoe fistula. I feel better now but still have drainage and need to wear a sanitary pad. I'm supposed to see my doctor in 2 weeks so he can remove some of the stiches. I was tested for Crohn's and don't have it or IBD. I guess my question is how long until I'm a 100% better. I'm so tired (and embarassed) that I have to wear a sanitary pad every day! I just want my normal life back. cry

Keeper
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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:20 PM (GMT -7)   
Sorry, but I've never heard of someone getting a fistula without some kind of IBD, so I don't know what to tell you. What did they check before they decided that you don't have IBD? And what are they doing to treat the problem?

pb4
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   Posted 11/16/2009 11:30 PM (GMT -7)   
People with disease that reduce the bodies immunity are at risk of fistulas, besides IBD (like CD, UC or diverticulosis) aids and cancer can also be a cause for fistulas, as well as injury like prolonged child birth/labour....here's a little tid-bit I found about horseshoe fistulas...

http://www.springerlink.com/content/auqdttkyp48m6a0t/

I would imagine it's hard for anyone to really say exactly how long before you're completely healed from it, as it likely vaires from person to person but I sure hope you find relief soon, and I'm glad you don't have crohn's.

:)

FallColors
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   Posted 11/17/2009 5:10 AM (GMT -7)   
Hello Shoegirl1129,

Welcome to the forum! I am glad the surgery is behind you. My doctor said anyone can get an abscess and fistula. Unfortunately, it takes time before the body can heal the damage from the abscess/fistula and the surgery. And Pb4 is right -- it will take as long as it will take. I do know that abscesses/fistula and surgery cause tissue inflammation in the body, and that any inflammation causes fatigue. It will go down over time and you will feel better. Hang in there!
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.


shoegirl1129
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   Posted 11/17/2009 6:34 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks Everyone..

I had a small bowel series test, colonoscopy, blood tests, and a promenthus blood test to rule out IBD, Cancer, and Crohn's. All of which were ruled out. I just have a little bit of pain (which I think are mainly just the stiches poking or irritating me) and discharge. Does anyone have an idea of how long the discharge could possibly last for? I'm so glad other people have gone through this and know what I'm talking about. Thank you again for all the support! :)
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