All the posts about the horrors of fistulas have me worried.I had surgery in January for what turned out to be a "hemorrhagic cyst" I had been told for several years it was probably a lipoma (lower right groin) and to leave it alone. I watched it grow to the size of a walnut. The last doctor told me not to assume that it was that and have a surgeon look at it. That scared me so I took his advice. The surgeon thought it was a hernia and was definitely not a lipoma. (it was squishy) So I had a hernia repair scheduled and when they went to do it, found out it was this "cyst" filled with bloody fluid. He said he could see no connection to the inside but then added that it can be very very small. I think he sutured behind it just in case. I asked if it could be a fistula and he said he didn't think so (I didn't have a diagnosis of IBD at that point but he knew my story)
Ok, had the surgery and the 1 1/2 inch incision healed fine. I noticed it was a little tender the other day so I investigated and noticed the very end of it had broken open and it was oozing a little blood. It is starting to heal again but looks kind of purplish, like a pimple that has popped and is healing, with a small depression on the surface.
Does it sound like anything anyone has had? I noticed someone posted about their "enterocutaneous" fistula, which is what this would be, and they said sometimes it did not have feces draining from it, just fluid.
I am wondering what is going on and will bring it up when I see the gi in December (unless it gets worse soon). Has anyone heard of a surgical incision that healed perfectly and then reopened? This is just a very small area at the end of the incision. I don't have a gaping wound.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft