Has anyone experienced a retrovaginal fistula? If so what were the symptoms? I can't quite determine if I have a fistuala or it is just all related to my period. I am passing bright red blood and dark material which could just be lining. There is no pain or bad odor. I have next to nothing on my pads which is unusual for me during my periods but then again with all the steriods my periods are kind of out of whack anyway. If I use a tampon there is alot of brown material on it.
Any info/experiences you ladies could provide would be great.
Also, how do you deal with intimacy if you have an issue like this?
Diagnosed with Crohns in 2006 at 43, sudden onset.
09/2009 Colonoscopy showed inflammation in the terminal ileum, rectum and all over entire colon.
Meds: Prednisone 40mg with 5mg taper per week, Lialda 4.8g, B-12 tablets, Folic Acid, Calcium +D, Humira, Prilosec
Sulfasalazine, Pentsa, Colazol, Entocort, Remicade, Cipro, Flagyl
Hospitalizations: Jan 2010 for uncontrolled flare.