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john z
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   Posted 9/4/2008 5:58 AM (GMT -6)   
Anyone have complications from hernia surgery because of their CD? Surgeon said my sm intestine was like hamburger, but hernia is at lg intestine and much lower.
mild CD, resection 05, Xifaxan only drug, some joint pain RA?, ignored diagnosis late 80's

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   Posted 9/4/2008 5:19 PM (GMT -6)   
hi john-

i noticed no one had responded to your question yet. I don't know about hernia surgeries. thankfully i have never had a hernia. but i did have a surgery to repair my fistula. I didn't work so well. The surgeon said that because of the CD my tissue was inflammed and not healthy. I'm guessing by your "hamburger" statement that you mean something like this. Anyways, the surgery didn't take because my tissue was mushy so the sutures didn't hold. My fistula's still open and we're waiting for the tissue to heal before we try again. Sorry I couldn't help more. Good luck

diagnosed: Crohn's Aug 2005
other set-backs: Vasculitis Aug 2006, Sub-total Colectomy (10 inches of colon left) Feb 2007, Ogilivie's Syndrome Mar 2007, Pulmonary Embolism Sept 2007, Collapsed lung Oct 2007, Recto/Vaginal fistula Nov 2007
drugs: Imuran, Remicade, Prednisone, Fentanyl, Warfarin, Flagyl, Cipro, Celexa, Ferrous Gluconate, Acidopholous

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   Posted 9/4/2008 6:02 PM (GMT -6)   
I dont know about complicatios the way you are talking about but I always wondered if somehow my inguenal (sp?) was related to my CD. My hernia surgery was 6 months before my CD Dx
Dx with Crohn's 1987, symptoms as early as 1984.
Temp iliostomy February 2007, reversed June 2007, Ovarian cysts, migraines, allergies (incl food allergies) , oral allergy syndrome (diff than true food allergies), Asthma, Gall Bladder removed 1999, Inguenal hernia 1987

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