Fistula from Colon to Urethra

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Date Joined Apr 2005
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   Posted 3/21/2010 7:47 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi this question is for people who have encountered the horrible causes of Fistulas. Im 24 and have had crohns for 12 years. I have always had problems with Fistulas and have had surgery from it. One was from lower colon to exterior anus wall which has had a seton placed and drains till this day.
My Problem now started last year and hospitalized me twice. It is a Fistula which connects my colon to somewhere in my urinary tract. I am looking for people with this similar case. What have you done as far as surgery? is there a possible way to close either end of this problem? It has caused many UTI's and many related infections. HELP??? I hope someone out there has some answers...Had a MRI this weekend which will probably conclude what i just wrote... who knows there own body better then us crony's... Next step is another surgery.... please any recomendations on what you have done in the past...
I use to get 700 mG of Remicade, now i am on the Humira Pen Bi-weekly... Not happy with Humira yett....

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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:19 AM (GMT -7)   
I am sorry you are going thru this. I know we did have a member with this issue, but I cannot remember his screen name so I encourage you to also use the search engine in the upper right corner.

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Scott Crohnie
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   Posted 3/22/2010 6:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi I have had something similar but my fistula was from the small bowel to my bladder which was confirmed with a MRI scan. I had to have surgery which involved removing the part of the small bowel and closing up the whole in the bladder.

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   Posted 3/22/2010 2:38 PM (GMT -7)   
I understand all the infections and am truly sorry. I like Scott Crohnie had a fistula from small intestine to bladder. Had to have resection. My Gi said the bladder hole will heal itself after surgery. The last day in hospital after surgery they did a bladder test to make sure the bladder had healed before they sent me home.
Crohns dx in 2002. ilieum and colon resection 2002. Ilieum resection 2007.
Started Humira dec, 08
colestid 4 pills 2 x  a day

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   Posted 3/24/2010 10:19 AM (GMT -7)   
thanks for the response.... along with this hidden tract, that seems to never be found, now i have an abcess 4cm on my prostate.... going to start new thread about colostomy bag... see what people think... ahhh what a crazy decision to make at 24!
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