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Crohn's disease by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm What Is Crohn's Disease? Crohn's disease is a chronic inflammatory disease of the intestines. It primarily causes ulcerations of the small and large intestines, but can affect the digestive system anywhere from the mouth to the anus. It is named after the physician who described the disease in 1932. It also is called granulomatous enter ... Read on »
Guest Post: I have a fistula by Jackie Z Posted Tue 26 Nov 2013 11:00am So as an IBDer we deal with a lot of shit, literally. But there is no feeling worse than dealing with shit that comes from somewhere it’s NOT SUPPOSED TO, which is what a fistula is. A fistula is an abnormal opening that connects two organs, causing drainage and air and pus and god knows what else to come through whenever it wants. I have a rec ... Read on »
Malpractice defense: Hysterectomy Leading to Vesicovaginal Fistula by David W. Patient Expert Posted Tue 24 Nov 2009 10:00pm In addition to my consulting work and writing the Health Business Blog, I’m chairman of the board of Advanced Practice Strategies, a medical risk management firm that provides litigation support for malpractice defense and an eLearning curriculum focused on enhancing patient safety. Here’s the Advanced Practice Strategies case of the month. Fo ... Read on »
Would You Rather... by NicoleD Posted Sun 06 Feb 2011 1:21pm DISCLAIMER: there are graphic pictures in this post. This is the post that makes women squirm, clamp their knees together, and raise their blood pressure in angst. We are going to talk about tears and episiotomies. I know, I know - it makes my stomach flip and my PC clench. I think the most 'catch 22' question of pregnancy is the infamous, ... Read on »
The Architecture of my Ass by Megan and Mark H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 11 Feb 2013 10:46am Hello!!!  fellow J-pouchers. When Mark and Megan asked me to be the Crohn’s “expert” on I was honored and excited because I knew I’d have a lot of material to share with you guys. I knew that although most of my blogs would be about research/living with a J-pouch and/or Crohn’s day-to-day, a few would deal with very per ... Read on »
Marrying Too Young by Dr. Romeo V. Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted Thu 02 Oct 2008 6:16pm Those of you who have seen UNICEF's picture of the year will remember the expression of fear on 11-year old Ghulam's face as she gazes at her 40-year old fiance, Mohammad. The practice of child marriage continues unabated in various parts of the world including Afghanistan, Egypt, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Pakistan, India and the Middle East. The girl ... Read on »
Anal Abscesses/Fistulae by Dr. Anshu Gupta Patient Expert Posted Tue 02 Jun 2009 4:40pm 1 Comment An abscess results from an acute infection of a small gland just inside the anus, when bacteria or foreign matter enters the tissue through the gland. Certain conditions - colitis or other inflammation of the intestine, for example - can sometimes make these infections more likely. After an abscess has been drained, a tunnel may persis ... Read on »
It's a boil! It's a wound! No! It's a fistula, man! by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 24 Aug 2008 2:57pm I have a fistula in my left upper arm. I have so many people staring at it that I get a little uncomfortable at times. Now, fistulae generally are a little gross to see. Mine has the arterial vein dilated like crazy. That makes it even worse. Generally, my shirt or T shirt sleeve covers it but when a small part of it is visible ... Read on »
Fistula: Latin for “bad news” by Leanne Parrott Patient Expert Posted Wed 04 Nov 2009 10:04pm Okay, no, it doesn’t actually mean “bad news”… it means “tube”.  I had my followup today with Dr. Kaplan, and was informed that the ultrasound found a fistula in my small intestine.  A fistula is essentially an abnormal passageway that forms between two types of tissue lined with epithelium… in this case, it’s actually between two loops of bo ... Read on »
State of the fistula by Kamal S. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Sun 13 Sep 2009 10:02pm I was visited by a team from Fresenius recently. They are planning to start home hemo training in India and wanted to see my setup. When they came, we discussed my treatment and they saw my fistula. They were quite alarmed. They said I should have it checked right away. They thought it was very risky to have such a huge fistula and it could rupture ... Read on »