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   Posted 3/3/2008 10:02 AM (GMT -7)   
Ok, this is a crazy question and its driving me crazy. Three weeks ago or so I found a small hole, about the size of a cap on a straight pin on my old hysterectomy scar of 20 yrs ago.
It is leaking out a fowl smelling clear stuff. I for the life of me cannot figure out what it is. I have a couple of friends that are rns and they say no to it being an old stitch left in causing this. I keep cleaning it with alcohol.
So, I do what I normally do and bring my question to you guys. Thanks for any answers. Susie

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   Posted 3/3/2008 10:38 AM (GMT -7)   
May be a fistula . . . I'd sure check with the GI for a possible CAt scan to see if you have one exiiting there.

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   Posted 3/3/2008 11:31 AM (GMT -7)   
I agree with MikeB...sounds like it could be a fistula.
Certainly get it checked out soon.
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   Posted 3/3/2008 1:07 PM (GMT -7)   
Strong possability of fistula...please have your GI check soon.
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   Posted 3/7/2008 10:54 AM (GMT -7)   
This is so funny, not ha-ha, but coincedental. I noticed my belly button is leaking a clear, stinky fluid and is all red right by my incision from my resection just about 20 minutes ago. I'm giving it a few days to see if it clears up on its own. I remember having it happen before my surgery, before I knew I had Crohn's and always thought it might be just from sweat. If it doesn't clear up I'll contact my doctor.
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Daughter (27) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
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   Posted 3/7/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi straydog,
I agree with the others,I would definitely have this checked out by your doc.I had a similar experience last year w/my 3 yr old resection scar,& my doc's main concern was that I had a fistula.

Well,it turned out that I didn't have a fistula,but I did have an infection,so it was really good that I had it checked out.

Good luck & take care!
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   Posted 3/7/2008 11:37 AM (GMT -7)   
Definitly sounds like a fistula. They are more likely to go to an area such as an old scar since the tissue is easier to get through (I was told had I not had my scar from the surgeries this year my fistula would have been a huge internal abscess. Mine started 3 months after the last CD Sx I had. It started looking like a local abscess woud infecion like prior times then later that night feces was coming out of it. I would suggest talking to a doc before placing alcohol on it or anything besides just washing in the shower. I used hollisters wound/ostomy cleaning spray on mine while in the shower since it can be used in wounds etc .

I hope we are wrong about a fistula but get it checked out
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   Posted 3/7/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -7)   
hi Straydog, I would call your doctor and let them now. and please get it check out.
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   Posted 3/7/2008 4:33 PM (GMT -7)   
My vote is a fistula too. I'm so sorry.

It's definitely time to call the doctor, Susie.

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