Post Edited (JaSanne) : 10/7/2007 7:09:54 PM (GMT-6)
Hope you are feeling better this week! I can't answer your question about "what" the fistula is actually made of either, but it's a good question.
I was concerned about something you said though. You said that "...had my first Hep B vaccine done Wednesday...Had my 2nd loading dose of humira Friday night." I thought I had read somewhere that getting any kind of vaccinations (except flu) while taking any of the biologic drugs (remi, humira, enbrel etc..) should be avoided. Does your gi know, or was he/she the one that had you getting the hep B vaccine?
They can get complicated, branch out in different directions. I had a fissure from my anastamosis that created an abscess and fistulized throughout my peritoneal fat layer. They had to remove part of my peritoneum and graft another membrane to get blood flow to that part of my abdomen. At one time, this fistula had broken through to the skin surface, but it "healed" with remicade and 6MP. We didn't know I still had things brewing underneath, nothing showed up on any of the tests.
This is a very simplified explanation for a complicated physiological breakdown because of the CD, but I hope it helps you understand a little better.
Post Edited (JudyK89) : 10/9/2007 7:31:28 AM (GMT-6)