Aa
A
A
Close
107366 tn?1305683975
Skin abcess from Crohn's?
I was diagnosed with Crohn's about 3 years ago.  I went to see my PCP today for a skin abcess or boil that is at the top of my bottom.  He said he sees several patients with Crohn's who get these.  He prescribed Flagyl and Bactrim, and advised me to follow up with my GI.  I already have an appointment with my GI later in the week for a check-up, but I was wondering if anyone else has had this problem, or ever been told Crohn's causes them.  I understand fissures, and other problems that occur within the large intestine from it, but had never heard it can cause sores on the outside.  Anyone else?

Thanks.  
Cancel
2 Answers
2 Answers
Page 1 of 1
Avatar universal
   Search Fistula. An abcess can tunnel its way from the intestine to the outside of your body or to anywhere inside. Mine went from my large intestine through my vaginal wall. I'm not saying that is what your abcess did or came from.....but fistulas are definitely sores we Crohn's patients can get on the outside. Because of the location, mine is not treated easily. Others on the forum have had success with treatments ...sometimes surgery.
   I wish you the best of luck with your upcoming check-up.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Avatar universal
Yes, it does sound like a fistula.  This is not something that usually clears up without surgery.   You need to see a gi dr and determine if it is a fistula.
If it is a fistula you could have others.  Watch for anything like a bladder infection that doesn't clear up with a round of meds. etc.
Comment
Cancel
Avatar universal
Comment
Comment
Submit Comment
Your Answer
107366 tn?1305683975
Answer
Know how to answer? Tap here to leave your answer...
Answer
Submit Answer
A
A
Blank
Weight Tracker
Weight Tracker
Start Tracking Now
Crohn's Disease / Ulcerative Colitis Community Resources
RSS Expert Activity
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
Marathon Running Done Over Many Yea...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
233488 tn?1310696703
Blank
New Article on Multifocal IOL vs &q...
May 21 by John C Hagan III, MD, FACS, FAAOBlank
748543 tn?1443740527
Blank
TMJ/TMJ The Connection Between Teet...
01/15 by Hamidreza Nassery , DMD, FICOI, FAGD, FICCMOBlank
Top Digestive Answerers
1340994 tn?1374197577
Blank
Caryopteris
Raleigh, NC
Avatar m tn
Blank
me_just34
1530171 tn?1448133193
Blank
TheLightSeeker
London, ON