Fishing Wire / Nylon Stitch (seton)

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   Posted 6/12/2010 3:30 AM (GMT -6)   
Went back to see my consultant on Thursday and he's now agreed to change my rubber band stitch to a smaller fishing wire type so that it is less noticable for me and saya there should be less discharge. I have had my existing one in for 8 months now since having a perianal abscess draining.  Has anyone had any experience with these please?
I go in for my operation on 25th June.

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   Posted 6/12/2010 4:59 AM (GMT -6)   
Hopefully that will make things more comfortable for you...I have only had the 'rubber band' type so I cannot say for sure that the drainage will be less. In the 8 years I had my setons the only thing that slowed the drainage was medication. Are you on anything for it?
Crohn’s dx 1989
some terrible years before my
Proctocolectomy in 2008

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   Posted 6/12/2010 7:18 AM (GMT -6)   
Not on any meds but the surgeon left it in because he says if he took it out the large abscess would reform.
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