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I know that I've had diverticula for a while, but it was recently diagnosed on a CT scan as severe diverticulosis. I don't have too many symptoms, mostly pain on left side. However, I have a lot of urinary tract problems that suggest a colon-bladder fistula. I'm seeing a specialist in a few weeks, but fear surgery. Has anyone had experience with these problems? Little is said online except that they often require surgery. What are the lastest procedures to deal with it?


I had severe diverticulities that caused a fistula to form between my colon, bladder and **bleep** , my symptoms were constant UTI and abdominal pain. I thought I was losing my mind because what flowed through one, flowed through all three and I could not find a doctor who would believe me. Finally went to Cleveland Clinic,found the right doctor and had surgery to remove 9" of my colon. No ampunt of tests or scans could locate the problem, thats every doctor I went to thought I was making it up. Surgery was not really that bad, recovery was fairly quick and I have not had any problems sence. You should see a Colorectal Surgeon as soon as possible to hopefully stop any further damage.

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I know that I've had diverticula for a while, but it was recently diagnosed on a CT scan as severe diverticulosis. I don't have too many symptoms, mostly pain on left side. However, I have a lot of urinary tract problems that suggest a colon-bladder fistula. I'm seeing a specialist in a few weeks, but fear surgery. Has anyone had experience with these problems? Little is said online except that they often require surgery. What are the lastest procedures to deal with it?


I am sorry to hear that you are having health issues.  I don't have any experience with that issue although a good of mine has but she has not had surgery.  If you have a family doctor that you can trust it would be a good time to talk about all the issues with the doctor and that might give you the confidence you need to deal with the surgery.  Just my 2 cents.  Best wishes!!

 

 

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I know that I've had diverticula for a while, but it was recently diagnosed on a CT scan as severe diverticulosis. I don't have too many symptoms, mostly pain on left side. However, I have a lot of urinary tract problems that suggest a colon-bladder fistula. I'm seeing a specialist in a few weeks, but fear surgery. Has anyone had experience with these problems? Little is said online except that they often require surgery. What are the lastest procedures to deal with it?

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