fistulas

by jodi
(nz)

i have had crohns for 22yrs i used to have an awful time with fistulas finally after heaps of ops for them i had a ileostomy done this was 6 yrs ago and until this year no trouble but in the last 3mths i've had 2 with them tunneling out my bellybutton.Does anyone else have this trouble and is there any natural remedies for fighting them?

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LIVING WITH FISTULAS
by: Anonymous

It is very important to know that crohn's disease is
a very individualized disease. I have been living, not existing, with crohn's disease for 48 years. I
have a husband (45yrs) 2 children and 2 dogs - The
reason I am telling you the above things about my life is because there is life after the diagnosis of crohn's disease. I have had most of the problems that others have had with crohns. I also have a rectal/vaginal fistula for as long as I can remember. It's not the most pleasant thing to have and as you know it can be very ebarassing at times. One thing that I've learned to do when expelling gas in a public place were there are people is to look around and say o my g-d and then walk away.- by doing this people do not realize that you are the culpert. When I enter
an unfamiliar place I check out the locations of
all the bathrooms. I always carry a pack of matches because the sulpher in the lit match overrides most odors. Try to keep your sense of humor and have the ability to laugh at yourself.
You can and will "live" with the fistula and any
other problems you will encounter. Don't let Crohn's take over your life.- you control it (by
taking care of yourself, don't let it control you.
You are a much stronger person than you realize
GOOD LUCK

any advice will do
by: Sandy

I have just be diganosed with crohns in January of this year. I am told by my Dr that l have fistulas in my rectem and vigina. They arent very plesent. The smell alone will knock over a horse. Can anyone tell me if the surgery is a major operation or a day surgery. I will be happy once all this is over (is it ever)thanks for listening sandy

fish oil
by: Anonymous

hi beca,

Yes the fistula's are a real worry a.Ive just started to tske fish oil,Ive been on them for about 6 wks now and the fistulas seemed to have to calmed down abit,I dont no if the oil has worked but im going to keep taking it for the inflamation it seems to settle my flare ups.Have you tried oil?

fish oil
by: Anonymous

hi beca,

Yes the fistula's are a real worry a.Ive just started to tske fish oil,Ive been on them for about 6 wks now and the fistulas seemed to have to calmed down abit,I dont no if the oil has worked but im going to keep taking it for the inflamation it seems to settle my flare ups.Have you tried oil?

fishoil for crohns disease
by: beca

hi jodi i am 33 had 2 bowel res and now just suffering fistulas mine r tunneling through my cervix i had one drained then it disided to take another direction,it can get so embarisnsomtimes to. i found antibiotics helped a bit but its like theres no stoping them.

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