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   Posted 12/30/2009 5:27 PM (GMT -7)   
I had a colonoscopy today to see how the anastomosis site was looking.  My crohn's is active again, and I have an anastomotic fistula.  I knew about the fistula, because I have drainage out my abdomen.  The plan is to start Imuran, Entocort and Flagyl.  We had discussed Humira before the scope, but he wants to go this route first and save the Humira in case this fails. Sigh!  I just don't know what to think.  Does this sound right?  I don't know if I should get a second opinion or not.  I don't necessarily disagree with the treatment plan, but this "leak" has been going on since June.  Is this surgical error, or just Crohn's?  Just looking for some clarity here.

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   Posted 12/31/2009 5:25 AM (GMT -7)   
Sorry to hear that it came back, it's like getting hit with a hammer!
I don't know but if you have a Fistula CAN Entocort,Imuran and Flagyl heal it?
It's good that he doesn't want you to strat the big gun drugs yet. For me he sad lets hit it hard and kick its butt. I don't regret Humira.
Again sorry to hear the bad news, I wish you all of the best and I hope you find remission soon.
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2001
First and hopefully last Ileocecectomy 2/18/2009

Medications: Asacol, Precription Folic Acid, Multivitamin, 1000mg Calcium, Vitamin D, Probiotics, Pepcid Complete, Questran,  Monthly B-12 injections.

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   Posted 12/31/2009 6:59 AM (GMT -7)   
I know a few members on this forum have used this treatment. I say give it a go and see how it works. I don't think it is a surgical error, unfortunately I just think its Crohns. I read a study somewhere that said within the first year after surgery the Crohns generally returns to the reconnection site. I had slight narrowing again within 6 mos of my first resection, which my GI said was normal. Hope these meds get you feeling better soon.

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Crohn's Disease for over 34 years. Currently on Asacol, Prilosec, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain, Zofran, Phenergan, Probiotics, Calcium, Vit D, and Xanax prn. Resections in 2002 & 2005. Also diagnosed w/ Fibromyalgia, Osteoarthritis, & Anxiety. Currently my Crohns is in remission, but my joints are going crazy!
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   Posted 12/31/2009 11:25 AM (GMT -7)   
I started all three meds about an hour ago.... Let's hope this works!!!

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   Posted 12/31/2009 11:53 AM (GMT -7)   
It sounds like a reasonable plan to me, aronk. Good luck.
33 y/o male. Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: Humira 2/27/09. Proferrin iron pills.

Tried SCD, didn't work, now avoiding gluten and dairy.

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