Its a fistula trying to come up through the skin I had several in the area they hurt and are sore as hell a very sharp stinging opening.
I would wait as the ER would not do much and may just admit you and add cost to the insurance.
Take a "HOT as you can stand it" soak in the bath and use epson salt it help me get by.
md dave, are you saying that the small bump is an abscess?
A fistula is much like an abscess. In my case I had 5 fistulas that tunneled out from the intestine
and came out my bottom all around my anus and leaked fecal matter from each fistula that causes infection.
btw...i had 3 seton or rubber bands they are there to keep the fistula open and let it drain.
but when you start getting 3-5 going on down there it's a problem.
Fistulas are not un common with crohns and in my case they were comming in faster then they
could be treated.
Post Edited (MDdave) : 11/13/2007 6:58:46 PM (GMT-7)