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   Posted 10/24/2007 9:32 AM (GMT -6)   
  Hi I'm 29 and was dx in 4/02. I currently have no symptoms from cd and have not been on any medication for about 3 years. My new problem is recurrent uti I'm afaraid that I might have a fistula has anyone had this problem?

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Date Joined Oct 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2007 10:47 AM (GMT -6)   
Welcome Lexilynn,

It's possible that your UTI is from a fistula, but many have a problem with urinary tract infections who don't have Crohn's, so it may be unrelated. Have you had gas come through the tract? That's a good indicator for a fistula, or at least for me it was (vaginal). Also you may see traces of liquid feces coming from the tract, but it may be harder to see when diluted with urine.
48 yr. old. Ileocolitis.  CD since early teens, misdx'd until age 36.  Hemicolectomy-left side in 2001.  Disease returned in 2003. Arthritis, episcleritis, chronic pain due to surgeries (nerve damage, adhesions) and disease.  Recently dx'd scoliosis.  History of endometriosis.

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Date Joined Jun 2006
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   Posted 10/24/2007 3:59 PM (GMT -6)   
Welcome to our CD family Lexi! Unfortunately I don't have a clue about the UTI problem you are having so can't help you with that, but I do hope you get answers soon and you start feeling better. Please take care of yourself.
38 years old, dx with Crohn's disease March 2006, currently on Humira, Entocort and hydrocodone (for pain), and Effexor

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Date Joined Oct 2007
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   Posted 10/24/2007 4:53 PM (GMT -6)   
I have had about 35 UTI's since high school and I don't know what causes mine either. I have bad kidneys though because I get kidney stones really easy too. Try drinking lots of water and make sure to use the bathroom after sex. The doctor thought that was the reason I kept getting mine. Good luck to you. I know they are really painful. And cranberry juice helps.
DX: Crohns in March 2007
Meds: Remicade

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Date Joined Oct 2004
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   Posted 10/25/2007 5:29 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi lexilynn,
Welcome to Healing Well. you are with good friends here.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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