has anyone had a fistula that was painful for MONTHS but only discovered it later?

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   Posted 6/24/2010 7:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I finally discovered the fistula obviously came back..

but never once had a big fever or anything...
just a lot of pain etc.. now it drains, im on flagyl and i feel better.

im waiting on a call back at the moment to ask a question from the doc.

he said he believes that was the reason for the big drops in hemoglobin and albumin. the fistula and all the pus stopping the bone marrow. he believes the flagyl will help it all comw back up.

maybe it will help these fast heart rates..
that be cool..
Male, 22. Diagnosed with Crohn's officially since 2001.. Osteoporosis, Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Chronic Anemia.

Medications Used: Remicade, Humira, Cimzia, 6-mp, Pentasa, Flagyl, Prednisone, Zifaxan, Entocort,
TPN (Total Parenteral Nutrition), The whole nine.

Currently:, Entocort EC, Vitamin D, Fentanyl 12mcg / 72hrs, TPN, Cardizem
Currently On SSDI

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Date Joined Jul 2008
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   Posted 6/24/2010 8:39 AM (GMT -7)   
When my fistula developed, I never had an absess or fever. I started having alot more pain down there so I thought I had developed a fissure. Looked in a mirror and was like "Wow! Where did that come from??" For some reason, my doc doesn't do alot of blood tests, so not sure about the drops in hemoglobin and such.
Dx'd w/ Crohn's in 1979 at age 13. Bad flare 2008 but no health insurance so I dealt with it. Colonoscopy in July 2009 caused a perforated colon, emergency bowel resection. 2 fistula's, perianal and perivaginal.

Humira, probiotic, a multivitamin, calcium, magnesium, zinc, and fish oil. I also take Tramadol 50 mg and Klonopin (for anxiety) as needed.

Life may not be the party we hoped for, but while we are here we might as well dance!

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