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.