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   Posted 10/16/2008 3:13 PM (GMT -6)   
The doc confirmed with me today that I do have a fistula....   He is going to send me for an MRI to get a better look.
Has anybody heard of getting an MRI for this?
28 Yrs
Newly diagnosed with Crohns

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   Posted 10/16/2008 3:20 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had SBFT and lots of test so now I don't know for sure but it sounds like it would do the trick . How you feeling about things? lol gail
Hallarious woman over 50 ,CD ,IBS 27 years--resection,fistula's,obstructions,and still gail

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   Posted 10/16/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi I had an MRI where they detected my fistula though now they are doing a colonoscopy for a better look I'd rather be having another MRI! all the best :-)

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   Posted 10/16/2008 5:10 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. They stick a small, thin probe up your bottom so that they can better see the fistulas.
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   Posted 10/16/2008 5:11 PM (GMT -6)   
ps. They did for me, anyway. They might be able to see yours with a plain, uninvasive scan.
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   Posted 10/16/2008 5:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Yes. MRIs are the best for seeing fistulas.

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   Posted 10/16/2008 7:56 PM (GMT -6)   
for me, they were looking for a fistula up in my transverse colon --thank goodness it wasn't there! However, I had to drink a lighter barium drink which I wasn't planning on. My MRI turned out to me an MRI enterography. Good luck!!!
23 years with moderate Crohn's/colitis; fistulizing crohn's; pentasa; started humira 7/1/08

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