Have you ever dealt with fistulas?


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Good morning!

Is anyone dealing with or dealt with a Colocutaneus Fistula? 

I developed this type post op, looking for ways to treat without surgery. 


Beginning of the discussion - 3/5/21

Have you ever dealt with fistulas?

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Hello @Mband5003‍, thank you for opening this discussion. Let me tag some other members who can possibly share with you. emoticon cute

Hi everyone, how are you today? If you didn't know already, a fistula is an abnormal channel or connection between two body parts. In Crohn's they often involve the intestine, so a fistula may connect two parts of the intestine, or the intestine to the vagina, bladder, or skin, causing pain and infection. They are relatively common, about  35-50% of adults with Crohn's will develop one at some point.

Have any of you ever dealt with a fistula, specifically a colocutaneus fistula (from the intestine to the skin)? How was it treated? Did you have to undergo surgery?

Feel free to share here!

Take care,

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