Are you able to use any medication on the areas...at least something pain-relieving such as lidocane?
I have a friend who will be going through CD-related major fistula surgeries...she's had a few in the past, but soon will hopefully have more done to help deal with some of them forever. I truly don't know the extent that either of you would be going through, but it's a fearful thing for me to imagine.
Hope you get some relief...but it's always good to get anything new checked fully rather than to be assumed it's related. Early intervention of anything excessive would be helpful in your healing.
Keep us pusted as to hew you're doing.
*Heather* Status: flaring...Asacol 3 twice daily; Salofalk enemas nightly
~diagnosed January 1989 UC (proctosigmoiditis)
~UC meds: Asacol (3 @ 2x daily); Salofalk enemas nightly for flares & taper to maintenance
~Bentylol (dicyclomine) 20mg as needed; Ranitidine (reflux); Effexor XR 75mg(depression); Pulmicort/Airomir (asthma)
~vitamins/minerals/supplements; Probiotics....(RenewLife Ultimate Flora Critical Care + Primadophilus Reuteri). @ bedtime
~various digestive enzymes as needed
~URSO for PSC (or PBC) 500mg X 2 daily (LFTs back to NORMAL!!)
My doc's logic.. "TREAT (FROM)BOTH ENDS" worth it !!!