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03-08-2013, 10:18 AM   #1
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RV fistulas/setons and PAPs?

Maybe a dumb question, but is there any problem with OBGYNs doing paps on those of us with a seton in an RV fistula? Do any of you ladies out there have paps with their setons in?
03-08-2013, 12:27 PM   #2
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I can't see why there would be a problem. You could always tell the doc to stop if it was painful. I had a colonoscopy with two setons and it was no big deal.
03-08-2013, 08:15 PM   #3
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Its a good question Napster. Alli is likely correct, but I understand the worry. I have not had a pap since I knew about mine. I would imagine and test they do would show bacteria right? Wonder if they will assume an infection and send you off with a script for antibiotics.
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03-16-2013, 07:24 AM   #4
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I hav had several apps with the seton in situ, the annoying part was I always had to explain what it was to the obgyn nurse. Although it was in the same office that the obgyn misdiagnosed a recto-labial fistula/ abscess as a bartholimews cyst. She was very worried when she pricked it and pus and blood spilled out. I really do get sick of doctors not linking other problems to the Crohn's disease.
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03-16-2013, 08:07 AM   #5
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Thanks all for your input. My paps had recently always had some abnormal cells, so I'd have to go back for a culposcopy. I'm wondering if the fistula that was forming at the time may have had anything to do with that. I also had a pap after the fistula had broke through (and before the seton) and afterwards I bled quite a bit. And of course, needed a culposcopy yet again.

This would be my first pap with a seton - since it's been 2 years since my last appt., I think I'll make my appt. and see what the Doc. thinks. I'll report back afterwards.

Thanks again!
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