So I do not have Chrone's disease but I didn't know where else to post this and I'm desperate for answers at this point.
I had a fistulotomy performed on July 31 after 3 years of perianal abscesses. I thought it was finally the end of the painful nightmare after trying a fibrin glue procedure to fill the fistula last year (didn't work obviously).
Draining persisted following the fistulotomy on July 31 but gradually decreased for about
And then today, about
6 weeks post-op, I feel another abscess coming on in the same spot I had the fistulotomy.
I couldn't believe it. Is my fistulotomy already a failure? I've heard of people who experience draining for 6 months, but my stopped after just 6 weeks and already an abscess in the same spot, as if I never even did the fistulotomy.
I never thought I'd have to experience that pain again, and now I feel the abscess coming on and its petrifying and depressing. It's like a nightmare that just won't end (hence the username).
I have a previously scheduled post-op appointment coming up this Friday, and I'm going to try my best not to seem like I'm pissed off at the surgeon, who is supposedly one of the best in the area at this kind of thing.
He seemed so sure that surgery was a success, told me it was very superficial and left the recovery room without saying anything else.
So is it really possible that the fistulotomy is already a failure? What else would explain the return of an abscess so soon after the fistulotomy?
Answers from anyone with any knowledge would be greatly appreciated