Typically you would know if you had a fistula. The symptoms are extreme pain at the location of the abcess, a fever, followed by an immense sense of relief when the abcess breaks and creates the fistula. At this point you might consult with your ob/gyn or wait and see if the symptoms disappear.
dx proctitis in 1987
dx UC in 1991, was stable until 1998
1998 started prednisone, asacol, pentasa, nortriptylene, ativan, 6MP, rowasa enemas and suppositories, hydrocortisone enemas, tried the SCD diet, being a vegetarian, omega 3s, flax, pranic healing, yoga, acupuncture, probiotics
2000 lost all my B-12 stores and became anemic
2001 opted for j-pouch surgery- now living life med-free