When I first went to the ER for a fistula to the bladder, exactly one year ago tomorrow, the doctor thought I had diverticulitis, even though I have a daughter with Crohn's. He said there were several things that can cause fistulas. He also said that he was 90% sure it was diverticulitis, 5% chance it was Crohn's and 5% chance it was Cancer. He said I would have to have a resection no matter what it was so I let him take care of it. It wasn't until he
opened me up did he find Crohn's. So I guess it can be misdiagnosed.
Vicky / 47 years old
DX'd with Crohn's during a resection August 2006
DX'd with Steriod induced Diabetes November 2006
Considered in Clinical remission but have minor signs of disease activity
Daughter (26) also has Crohn's since she was 12.
Currently on 4000mg of Pentasa only for Crohn's
No longer able to take 6-MP because of Bone-Marrow Suppression