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   Posted 9/14/2008 11:41 AM (GMT -7)   
shocked  an someone tell me if blood in urine is a sign of a fistula?  What are the symptoms?  I've read so much on CD, my eyeballs are crossed.  Prednisone is not working as well anymore, and Doc wants me Remicade.  I hate these side effects of the steroids.  My face looks like a fat cherib, and I'm eating like a beached whale.  Unfortunately, my cravings are for sweets.  How wonderful for an already overweight! 
Just had to vent..........thanks in advance for reading! rolleyes   


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   Posted 9/14/2008 1:05 PM (GMT -7)   
Can also be a sign of a UTI. Are you having any burning, or urgency?
Diagnosed with Crohn's Disease 2/06 after sever GI bleed. Has been suffering since 1998. History of rectal fistula and gallbladder removal. Just finished tapering off Prednisone *YEAH*, Asacol, Questran, Toprol XL (for high blood pressure).

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   Posted 9/14/2008 6:50 PM (GMT -7)   
I've had blood in my urine forever now. The urologist says it's not enough to warrant a culture and the urine tests are fine otherwise. I don't have any significant kidney issues or stones. I periodically have urine flow problems (from the speed of light to slow as a snail) and urgency without infection? I wouldn't consider it a fistula right away...UTI would be the first thing I would consider. If it's persistant and you do not get the answers you need from your PCP ask for a referral to a urologist. Gee's made a big difference for me!
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Ultracet Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 9/14/2008 8:45 PM (GMT -7)   
I had blood in my urine because i had a kidney stone. You better get it check out because the pain came after. It was the size of a dime and had to get surgery to get it out.
Crohns for 13 years
1 surgery so far
2 times in hospital for blockages
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   Posted 9/15/2008 8:13 AM (GMT -7)   
Thanks to all of you! My doc says It's probably a UTI, it just seems weird that I don't have any pain. Guess I'm lucky on that part, yeaaa

Can someone tell me what symptoms of a fistula are?

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