My GI said it was fine to take a bath, and even swim with my fistula. I passed on the swimming I just think it would be gross being in a public pool with an open hole in my body. I really don't see how water and soap will harm your fistula or infect it, I would think it would only help clean it out and keep infection away.
Dianogsed with Crohns: At 16 years old. 23 years old now.
Surgeries:3 Bowel Resections, Gallbladder Removed, 3 Abscess Cleanings, Fistula Repair
Current Meds: Methorexate, Vitamin B12 (injections), Nexium.
Next Surgery: None.