The big gaping hole is definitely surprising. I also had one, when I had my fistulotomy and abscess drainage. I had to do wet to dry dressings for several days though. I still have a scar from that and I had it done 5 years ago. Hope everything goes well.
Lovely, how long did your fistulotomy take to heal and stop draining? Asking because I had the same procedure about
5 weeks ago although I'm sure the size and
location can change outcomes. Were you on humira at the time? Also, do you think the humira has kept you from further fistula problems?
@Czech - A also did not have to pack my wound. I don't really know how I would do it in the
location it is. I think its hard to say how long it will be for you if you have a seton. From what I've read, those can take a couple months but also can be left forever if they don't heal. I am wishing you a speedy recovery.
Male Mid 30's
Diagnosed Proctosigmoiditis (UC) February 2015
Current Meds: Lialda 1.2gm 2x daily, generic rowasa as needed
Perianal Abscess June 2015
Fistulotomy December 2015...Doc's still say it's UC, not Crohn's
Specific Carbohydrate Diet started June 2015. Still going strong.
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