Anal fistula....'blood blisters'...

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   Posted 10/30/2007 10:08 AM (GMT -6)   
hi,,,,,,I had a procedure carried out 5 weeks ago to lay open an anal fistula and it seemed to be healing great for 3 weeks but since then I've had 3 (what I can best describe as ) blood blisters form. They swell and then burst discharging blood but no pus as far as I can see. Has anyone any experience of a similar thing? Been to the doc today and she says " it is part of the healing process" but I'm not convinced. Thanks

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   Posted 10/30/2007 3:33 PM (GMT -6)   
Sounds like it may be fistulas. That is how mine started.....
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07.  Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.
Ginger :)

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   Posted 10/31/2007 12:25 PM (GMT -6)   
yes, sometimes they just bleed and don't drain anything else....

as for "the healing process" everyone is different. My fistulas have never gone away completely, after many years.
"All we need is is all we need"

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