I have an enterocutaneous fistula. It is right under the belly button. Granted it would be right under my belly button if mine were not shifted slightly to the right from surgeries this year. This fistula seems to drain more around the time I need my Humira. It had pretty much stopped oozing poop and was limited to pus with the exception of opne afternoon the other week. A cpl days ago the pus drainage increased and for the past 2 or 3 days it is darker and you can tell it is mixed with feces again. The hole isnt even visable to me anymore but after removing the gauze over the area I literally can see it slowly ooze out. It isnt oozing heavily I am still able to get up and get a face cloth to wash the surrounding area and all without dripping anything anywhere.
Ok here is the part about it looking odd. The area to the left of the fistula hole the other day started to look slightly like a blister but it doesnt hurt nor is it itchy. At that point I could see a slight crack in the skin while moving the area around while cleaning it. At this point I can no longer see where this stuff is oozing from but the bubble like area has grown a little bigger. it is smaller than a pea at this point the area isnt hard or hot to the touch. any ideas on what this is? Is this something I should call my surgeon or GI on when Monday rolls around? Right now I am so busy it isnt even funny...my husband and I are moving in with my papa this upcoming weekend the 28th is when the moving company is coming we still have so much packing to do its crazy. In addition with the dust being kicked up etc my allergies and asthma are acting up lots too. Actually just refilled my nebulizer meds just in case I need them....hope I dont but rather have them on hand if I need them
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987