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fistulas

ok, so backstory. a little over 2 years ago i had an abscess drained and after that no problems. unknowingly though the abscess was actually a fistula, but i had zero pain/ discomfort/ or anything like that. i literally lived with the fistula for all this time without really knowing it. it would leak very small amounts of brown liquid (whenever i saw this i assumed i didn't clean well enough when using the restroom) and i never really examined the area cause i thought it was just a scar from surgery when they drained it. now i'm dealing with a new fistula which once looked at the doctor was like "ya, you've had a fistula this entire time!" i had to have two setons placed, one in the old fistula i've had for over two years, and one in the new fistula which recently emerged. the weird thing about all of this is i have a very well functioning j pouch that has never caused me problems, besides slight gas pressure. i only use the restroom 3-4 times a day, sometimes 2. i am terrified of this being an indication that i will have new bowel problems. if anyone has had a similar experience or has any insight about what i'm dealing with it would be welcomed. i'm having a ton of stress and anxiety due to this! these setons really really suck

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