When I get abscesses, they are pretty deep and it usually takes a while for them too "show" at the surface. about 10 days before I get an abscess, I get really bad constipation. So I think it is possible that you may not know yet. I hope you don't have one though!
Sounds like you've been through the ringer,too! Hope you get relief soon. Let us know how you make out at the Dr.
36 year old female. Dx'd and undx'd a few times. Was just redx'd again 04/2007.
History of rectal abscesses and fistulas (28 surgeries including abscess I & D, exploratory surgeries, 2 C-ton drains and 1 fistula plug) Count does not include self bursting abscesses.
1st Remicade infusion 6/5/07. Lots of joint pain, and a new fistula since the 2nd infusion 6/19.
Praying I'll get better soon so we can have a baby.