Fistula question for the ladies

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   Posted 7/7/2010 5:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I've been having some severe pain around my genitals started off with what I thought was a UTI, so I took some left over Cipro my doc prescribed a couple of months ago to see if that would help. If anything, it's gotten worse. The pain is more centered around my vagina, and not my urethra so much anymore. The area is inflamed, and it hurts ten times worse with a bowel movement...Do fistuals/abcesses happen in that area? Is it something I should call my GI about, or go to the ER?
Also, I've had dark yellowish stuff come out while wiping that area, and also very small amounts of blood.

I'm sorry for being so graphic. I'm just kind of afraid but want to avoid an unnecessary ER visit...I'm terrified of catheters.

Thank you so much.
18 year old female
Crohn's dx in May 2009, symptoms since October 2008
Off every med while the doctors contemplate my diagnosis.
Been on: Entocort, Pentasa, Prednisone, Humira, Imuran

Julia Hill
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Date Joined Mar 2008
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   Posted 7/7/2010 8:50 PM (GMT -7)   

Sounds to me like you have a rectal vaginal fistula. Me to. You should see your GI and Gyno for confirmation. I have had mine for over a year now. I am on humira, but so far no luck in the healing department. You GI needs to be aware of this, so your meds can be adjusted. I found remicade to really help my bottom end, much more then the humira is doing. Keep us posted.

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