I'm not a regular poster on here but often read through posts when I need reassurance that I'm not the only one!
However, it's time for me to post again...
I have recently had an MRI scan to reveal that I have a 4cm long fistula which comes off and joins back onto my bowel wall. It doesn't got to 'the outside' like it seems some peoples does. I had been having problems with mucus leakage for nearly 3 years before my conultant sent me for the scan and the constant feeling 'messy' and 'dirty' has really affected my confidence. It also causes me a fair amount of discomfort if I sit down or stand up for too long.
It now seems that it will get sorted out as I am due to have an appointment with a surgeon who is going to operate on it. The reason I'm posting is to find out a bit more about what the op involves and things I should be asking the surgeon?
BTW I have been diagnosed with Crohns disease for 8 years and my symptoms have in the most part been mild. I haven't had a flare up for several years and am taking asacol.
Also while I'm here I would just like to say how much I admire those people who have things a whole lot worse than me, how everyone supports each other and can still laugh at their situation.
I hope someone will be able to answer my question. thanks.
31 year old female from Birmingham UK.
Diagnosed with Crohns in Oct 2000
Currently taking Asacol, vit supplements, acidophilus
Not feeling too bad at the mo - apart from the pain in the bum!