Seton drain falling out?!

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Date Joined Nov 2005
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   Posted 11/16/2007 1:09 PM (GMT -6)   
Has anyone had their seton fall out? My seton is banded together in 2 places with a tiny twist tie looking thing. One of the ties fell off (I think it just deterirated) and now it is being held together by one little tie. I am afraid it is going to fall out! I have a couple of questions:
1. Will it have to be put back in?
2. Will I have to have surgery again or is it an office procedure?
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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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 2346
   Posted 11/16/2007 5:35 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine hasn't fallen out...yet.  I was told that it might eventually.  And that it isn't a big deal.  I am pretty sure they don't put it back in.  Mine is tied twist tie things....

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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 371
   Posted 11/16/2007 8:48 PM (GMT -6)   
Mine fell out during radiation. THe surgeon decided NOT to put it back in. I started Humira and it is healing anyways
Female Dx'ed with Crohns Disease in 1992
Been on every med for crohns that exists
Several Fistula surgeries
Dx'ed with Colon Rectal Cancer March 2007
Dx'ed with Stage 2 Vulvar VIN
On Chemo and Radiation for 6 weeks
Using Humira with excellent results

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