Fistula Question....

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Curly9878
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   Posted 10/14/2008 6:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I am going to the gyno tomorrow and the GI on Thursday because I am draining (I think urine) and found an extra hole...    I am guessing it is a fistula...
 
My question is....    In previous threads, not many people mention surgery to repair the fistula....     Is surgery not a good option?   I think I would probably rather have surgery and be done with it????      Rather than hope and wait for it to heal?
 
Thoughts??
28 Yrs
Michigan
Newly diagnosed with Crohns


sammies
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Date Joined Feb 2008
Total Posts : 493
   Posted 10/14/2008 7:42 PM (GMT -7)   
depends on where the fistula is, how much it is bothering you. . .and if they can truly find its path. I have several but the paths don't always show up on xray. Good luck!!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08


mj8dokken
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Date Joined Dec 2006
Total Posts : 149
   Posted 10/15/2008 8:28 AM (GMT -7)   
I have a fistula remaining from having an abscess drained and the surgeon said it takes people with Crohn's a very long time to heal down there. He said healing with surgery could take as long as having it heal on its own which helped me make the decision not to have surgery.

Bad flare May '06 resulted in CD diagnosis-symptoms for 10 yrs prior.
Asacol: 2400 mg/day
Prednisone: 5 mg/day
Entocort: 9mg/day
 
"Life isn't about how to survive the storm, but how to dance in the rain"


Curly9878
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Date Joined Apr 2007
Total Posts : 165
   Posted 10/19/2008 9:28 PM (GMT -7)   
I am getting an MRI tomorrow, so we shall see
 
28 Yrs
Michigan
Newly diagnosed with Crohns


gachrons
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Total Posts : 4527
   Posted 10/20/2008 3:54 AM (GMT -7)   
Good luck Curly .Keep us posted.lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still alive.lol gail

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