Hello everyone. I had my IPAA done in 1999 after 7 years of UC. Things were going really well with just a couple bouts of Pouchitis between 2001 & 2011. Then in 2012 I started to get some abscesses and fistulas that required some seton drains. This continued thru the beginning of 2014 and they started to clear up. Unfortunately, since November of 2017 I have been experiencing some painful ulcerations externally that don’t seem to heal unless he puts me on a Cipro/Flagyl cocktail. It will clean it up but they always return. In the past he would prescribe me some pain medication to assist with the problem but since Florida adopted some stronger opioid laws in July, he seems really reluctant to prescribe me anymore. I kind of feel he thinks I am some opioid script seeker and is not willing to have to take the extra steps the law requires now. Thought I had a great surgeon that really cared about me, but not so much now. Trying to find out if anyone has experienced these external ulcers in the anal area and what has helped you thru them.
thanks so much