I had one last year. For about
a month or so. While it's not "comfortable", it does it's job. Mine drained really well for about
2 weeks, then just slightly daily after that. It grew out, so I had a "general" surgeon cut it down - well, he cut it too far, and it receeded into the abcess!! I quickly called my CR surgeon back (who was 11 hours away from me), and he said to come in the next week. I went in, where he thought that it had healed enough, and removed it. Removal was, interesting...it sounded and felt like a really loud pop. I felt really good after it came out, and the hole closed up on its own. You can still see where the abcess was, and feel the scar, but it was totally worth it! Good luck!!
27-yr old female, happily married for 5 yrs, 2 dogs...
Dx with UC May 2004; Total Colectomy, J-Pouch May 2005-April 2006; Abcess - April 2008, loop-ileostomy - change DX to Crohn's; Struggling with hemoglobin and iron counts since October 2008...
Current meds: Prednisone (BLAH!) 2 mg, Humira, Calcium 600 mg + D twice daily, Multivitamin, Prilosec OTC
Failed Meds: Asacol, Colazol, Pentasa, Imuran, Remicaide