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    It's been a while...

    So it's nearly a year since I've posted. Last time I posted, I was being referred for either a LIFT or advancement flap. I was supposed to have a LIFT in February but due to corona, it was cancelled. Cancelled again in September. I'm scheduled to have it done on Wednesday pending a negative...
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    LIFT procedure/advancement flap/Crohn's - head's a bit of a mess!

    Hello, me again, with more questions again! So I've had a complex fistula since April 2018. Seton placement has failed, so the surgeons were recommending a LIFT procedure. After another examination yesterday, they suggested advancement flap surgery instead, or possibly living with a Seton...
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    Is bleeding normal?

    Hello, me yet again. Quick question. Is bleeding normal with a fistula? Long story short - abscess surgery in April, wound wouldn't close, turns out I have a complex fistula connected to the opening in my skin from the abscess site. I had a colonoscopy which ruled out Crohn's, but I'm...
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    First colonoscopy - tips please ? :)

    Hi there, I received some great support on the abscess/fistula subforum so thought I'd try here too. :) I'm due to have my first colonoscopy on November 2nd to test for crohns/UC. They want me tested because my perianal abscess turned into a complex fistula. I've also had bowel issues since...
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    Perianal abscess surgery - healing just won't happen. Scared.

    Hey, signed up after Google constantly directed me here! So I'm scared. Nearly 2 months ago, I had an I&D under general anesthesia for a perianal abscess - it was approximately 25cm deep - according to the surgeons that's considered very deep. The wound was packed daily and healing well...
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