Sorry to hear about
your abscessing fistulas. Well I too have a complex horse shoe fistula, communicating with my J pouch and hitting the root of my pe... I know it is quite painful, but I have not been able to find a proper cure so far. Anyway, have become used to. My abscesses used to be as big as a cricket ball, on both sides of my butt.
If it is not crohn's then the treatment is much simpler and you need not worry at all. Another thing which I realised is that in case I eat too spicy or sour food, my fistula becomes an abscess and causes lot of pain, the very same day.
45 years Male Attorney
Diagnosed UC October 1989
Had two stage J Pouch Surgery Nov 2005; Take Down March 2006
Complications after surgery - Incisional Hernia and Ano Fistulas
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