Cimzia causing abscesses/boils

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   Posted 2/22/2010 6:18 PM (GMT -6)   
Just had an appointment with my GI. I have had multiple abscesses in the butt and groin and anal area. Had a colonoscopy that showed mild inflammation and narrowing. I am constipated (used to have D all of the time) and feel like I have a partial blockage. However, my GI said since my colonoscopy did not show any blockage the abscesses are not fistulas. That they could possibly be caused by Cimzia. I am so frustrated. I feel blocked up ...the stool hits a certain area and cannot go any further. Very painful BM's yet the dr's say nothing blocking me up and maybe it's nerve pain. Maybe they could give me a pain blocking shot. My stools are thing: sometimes pencil thin, sometimes ribbon like. I am hoping I am not fistulizing. I would be very happy if I were not. However, I cannot find a thing on Cimzia causing abscesses/skin boils. Anyone ever heard of this before?

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   Posted 2/22/2010 8:25 PM (GMT -6)   
Crohns itself can cause skin issues. I have sores in the groin area that rupture and need to packed with medicated gauze.
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   Posted 2/23/2010 5:07 AM (GMT -6)   
Thank you MMNAVY. I never even thought about stuff like that. I forget Crohn's can cause skin issues. No more antibiotics my dr said. She said soaking in epsom salt is all I need to do. I will be seeing a Crohn's and Colitis specialist at the Inflammatory Bowel Disease Specialist in March. Maybe they will know more and how to treat it. I am glad they are most likely not fistulas, though. Those things are not easy to treat.
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