If it is a fistula, he needs to be on a medication to close it, as far as I know. Was this his GI who said "fistula maybe"? Fistulas are serious. Where would it be fistulating from? Is he on an Immunosuppresant? 6mp, Remicade, SOMETHING?! As soon I my ulcer started fistulating, I was put on Remicade IMMEDIATELY. It went from one inch deep to 1/4 inch within 3 months on Remicade! Of course, Remicade has potential side effects. Please don't tell me it was hubby's GI who said fistula maybe and acted like it was nothing. HORRIBLE! Get a new doctor if it was him! If not, got to the GI ASAP!
"A fistula is an abnormal tunnel connecting two body cavities (such as the rectum and the vagina) or a body cavity to the skin (like the rectum to the outside of the body). One way a fistula may form is from an abscess -- a pocket of pus in the body. The abscess may be constantly filling with body fluids such as stool or urine, which prevents healing. Eventually the fistula breaks through to the skin, another body cavity, or an organ. "
Diagnosed with Left-sided Ulcerative Colitis 1995 at 15
Tried: Prednisone, Rowasa & Hydrocortisone Enemas, Proctofoam, Sulfasalazine, Asacol, Probiotics, Fish Oil, Canasa, Enotcourt, Colazol, Proctocort, Anamantle...
Diagnosed with Ulcerative Proctitis with rectal fistula in 2004, put on Remicade
2007:Increased Remicade dosage-660mg every 6 weeks,diagnosed with Psoriatic Arthritis & Fibromyalgia
Current meds: Remicade 660mgs every 6 wks, Lomotil, Tramadol, Darvocet, Clorazepate, new meds I am about to start: Prograf, Cymbalta, Lyrica