Yeah Right! I've been looking at stuff on the Net about
differentiating between the 2- and based on what I've read, it's UC for me. I know my inflammation is continuous, with no spots of healthy tissue. My GI always thought my fistula developed because I'm immune suppressed- in my case, it was an abscess, which started at my episiotomy site, which eventually burst & became a fistula (totally gross, BELIEVE ME, I know!). And looking into fistulas, they often develop at old episiotomy sites because the tissue is compromised already, so it's more fragile & prone to fistulizing. And I've had biopsies done during scopes, a really good 2nd opinion consult, a ton of flex sigs- never has Crohns been mentioned. So even though fistulas are rare in UC, I still think they can happen.
diagnosed with UC '02
Asacol- 8 tabs/day
Remicade-10mgs/kg- since 4/07