I was just wondering if anyone has had a colon-bladder fistula and if so, what were your symptoms?
I have been going through a major flare lately (even with Remicade) and last night at 3:00 am, I woke up with the worst pain I have ever experienced. My pain is usually localized to my Right Lower Quadrant, but this was a whole abdominal pain, and some of the worst pain was actually in my back. I immediately made my way to the washroom, thinking that maybe if I could go to the washroom or pass some gas, the pain might decrease.
To my surprise, I only ended up urinating in the toilet but when I wiped, there was some dark brown/ black almost coffee ground-like material on the toilet paper. While urinating I also experienced a lot of pain, like bladder infection pain.
I ended up in the ER a few months ago with similar pain, not nearly so strong though, and the X-ray and CT can showed that a section of inflamed colon was coming into contact wit my bladder, but no fistula had yet occurred. The doctor's started another terrible round of Prednisone, immediately followed by my Remicade start.
I called my GI this morning (the pain had subsided about 2 hours after it started, and I also took 1 T3) and let the receptionist know all of my new symptoms, but unfortunately my GI is gone for 3 weeks. :S
Any similar experiences, or any light that can be shone on this would be much appreciated:)
Dx with Crohn's Disease: September 2010
Dx with Osteoporosis: March 2011
Remicade infusions, 4 grams Salofalk, 150 mg Imuran
Tecta, Zopiclone, Calicum, Vit D, Iron, Zofran, Vit B12 IM injections - T3's and Ativan -prn
Picc line inserted in April 2011 for home IV, remicade infusion, and blood draws