Rectal meds and abscess/fistula healing

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Uniform Charlie
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   Posted 2/16/2016 8:59 AM (GMT -6)   
I realize there is limited experience with this here but here goes...has anyone used rowasa or other rectal meds while healing from an abscess or fistula surgery? I asked my surgeon if it was OK and he wanted me to hold off until everything healed up. Unfortunately, healing is taking longer than expected and I've felt like I've had a flare simmering for week or so now with daily gas pains and mild cramping. I'd really like to try to nip it in the bud don't want to interfere with the healing process.
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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   Posted 2/16/2016 9:02 AM (GMT -6)   
I would follow your surgeon's orders. You do not want to compromise the healing of a fistula/abcess.

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