But I'm still have lots of pressure in my rectum when I stand/walk and the incision area will swell and get hard then go away, then get hard, so on and so on and then like I said burst through once so far. So the colorectal surgeon is telling me I need to have that portion of my small bowel removed as thats the only way to finally get rid of this fistula. He will also do some looking around my rectum area to see if I have any issues there or if its all just the fistula.
So, here's what I'm not understanding...you have problems with abcesses around your rectum and the doctor wants to remove a portion of your small bowel? Unless they have found a fistula in your small bowel (or there is another reason to have resection like stricture, blockage, etc that you need a portion removed), I personally would opt for another opinion.
Diagnosed in Feb 1989 at age 14Just diagnosed, worried about future?Tips on recovery from 1st surgery
1 Resection: 4" at terminal ileum + 24" of jejunum - June 2011
Current med: Humira (since Mar 2011)
Also take: monthly B12 injection, Calcium, Multivitamin