Crohns Disease - fistula

Posted by pamyrose @pamyrose, Feb 13, 2018

My son has Crohns Disease and just had a procedure where they placed a Seton drain into a fistula in his rectum. He has never had any invasive procedures done until this point. He has had Crohns for 14 years. Is anyone familiar with this type of drain. We are looking into other options.

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Hello @pamyrose,

Welcome to Connect. I’m sorry to learn about your son; managing with Crohn’s is a tough journey. Here is some information about fistula care at Mayo Clinic:

I’d like to introduce you to @jay_baruch @guener as they may be able to share their experience with a Seton drain; you can eead their messages in these discussions on Connect:
– Crohn’s treatment
– Humira and Fistula Healing

I’d also encourage you to visit the Gastroenterology and GI Surgery Page, which has some very informative videos and posts by Mayo Clinic gastroenterologists and experts in Crohn’s disease.

@pamyrose, what other options are you looking into? How has your son been coping with Crohn’s thus far? We look forward to getting to know him.


Hi @pamyrose,

I was thinking about your son, and thought you might wish to view this recently published video, where Mayo Clinic gastroenterologist Dr. Sunanda Kane, M.D., talks about the role of setons in the management of anal fistulas in Crohn’s disease:
I hope your son is doing well? We'd love to hear from you.

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