can a fissure turn into a fistula or an abcess?

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bunnypucker
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   Posted 10/21/2007 12:26 PM (GMT -7)   
i have really bad fissures that were treating but i was just wondering about this
 
bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
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Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BD med. and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/21/2007 12:35 PM (GMT -7)   
I think so......but hopefully someone will be along to confirm this, or set me straight! :)

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   Posted 10/21/2007 5:14 PM (GMT -7)   
A fissure should not turn into a fistula. A fistula is a tunnel from one organ to another or to the outside of the body. I have not heard of a fistula starting on the outside of the body and going to an organ.

A fissure could turn into an abscess if the fissure becomes infected.
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chroniemomx2
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   Posted 10/21/2007 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
You can't have internal fissures? Because I thought my surgeon had told me before that I had a couple when he looked around once during surgery?

bunnypucker
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   Posted 10/21/2007 7:17 PM (GMT -7)   
thank  you ides, i wasnt sure and was just wondering about it
 
bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


descrapster
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   Posted 10/22/2007 6:57 AM (GMT -7)   
Fissures are tears in the lining of the anus. I don't believe they can turn into anything. They can run deep and often expose the muscle underneath (one of mine is). A fistula is a tunnel between 2 parts or organs. I have one that is skin to rectum which was caused by an abcess. An abcess is a pocket of infection sort of like a bubble. The fissures can't turn into that bubble. If you get an infection due to the fissures you might form an abcess nearby but the actual fissure can't turn into anything. Hope it helps!
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Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
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bunnypucker
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   Posted 10/22/2007 7:33 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks decrapster
ive heard all these terms floating around and never really knew what they were
 
:)
 
 
bunny
Crohn's Disease Diagnosed 12/24/03 (Thats Right, Merry Christmas to me!)
Bipolar
Probable MS
 
Im 26 years old, and am currently only taking remicade, protonix and evil prednisone for my CD. am on quite the cocktail for my BP however: Geodon, Lamictal, Celexa, Buspar and Klonopin.
Im also on lipitor for high cholesterol caused by a prior BP med. im on fentanyl patches for pain also, and i take some meds prn for my allergies, asthma, and migrianes.
 
"We are all worms but I do believe i am a Gloworm"
^always makes me smile^
 
 
 


descrapster
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Total Posts : 155
   Posted 10/22/2007 8:58 AM (GMT -7)   
You're welcome! Fortunately for us we have this site because if we simply rely on our doctors then we would be up a creek without a paddle! =)
Descrapster
Diagnosed with CD June 15, 2007
Currently 2 Fissures and 1 Fistula...YAY! Seton Drain currently in.
8 Pentasa/day
Had to stop Flagyl because of numbness in my toes!
 

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