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Will placing a seton with Biologics would help in my remission?

I was diagnosed with Crohn's in the year 2016 when I was 17 years old. During Nov 2017 I had surgery for fistula-in ano. From Nov 17 to Nov 18 I was feeling fine. During June 20 again had fistula-in ano surgery followed by another on 8.31.20. Seton placed. My seton fell down and today on 10.01.20 I am in Hospital for placing the seton. During July 20 I started with Adalimumab and had till 8.25.20 nine shots of Adalimumab of 40 mg. During the period after June 20 surgery, my weight has slightly gained since last week of Sept 20. I would like to seek whether placing the seton with Biologics would help in my remission? Off course a good diet.


  1. Hi .

    Some biologics are recommended for people with fistulas, e.g. Infliximab (Remicade, Inflectra, Remsima). But, everyone is different so there is no way of knowing whether it will actually help you at all or not.

    "For adult patients who have fistulizing CD, taking infliximab can also help to:

    Reduce the number of draining fistulas between the digestive tract and the skin (enterocutaneous fistula) or between the rectum and the vagina (rectovaginal fistula)
    Maintain fistula closures"
    Check out the rest of this post here: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/medications/remicade/

    Sorry I can't give you definitive answers! Has anyone discussed surgery with you? More info on those options here: https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/surgery-overview/surgery-for-fistulas/

    - Sahara (team member)

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