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Abscess/Fistula


Thu, August 12, 2021 1:39 AM

Hello everyone, I was wondering if anyone else here has/had a fistula or abscess related to Crohn's or UC. I was actually diagnosed with Crohn's as a teenager due to a perianal abscess that was caused by a fistula. It's almost 10 years later and for the past year or so (following an unrelated surgery) the same area has been causing me a lot of pain. I've noticed drainage some days and I have to take OTC pain meds almost daily just to get through my day. Another odd symptom is that behind my knee/upper calf area I've developed a bruise that becomes very painful when the fistula area is hurting. I am currently taking azathioprene and Entyvio. I've tried almost every other medication for Crohn's, and was in remission for years prior to this recent past year or so where the fistula area started causing problems again. What's even more frustrating and confusing is that there isn't an active fistula or new abscess.. It's just the same area in pain and draining.

FPO SoFloCrohnie
Joined Aug 12, 2021

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