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Hi all,

I'm pretty new to the forum, I was diagnosed with Crohn's about a month ago and have been on Preds, Flagyll, Cipro and Remicade since then. I am doing much better and the steroids seem to be working really well (although the side effects are nasty), but I am considering getting surgery. I developed fistulas (in particular one between my intestine and my bladder...which can have disastrous results). I am 21 and other than Crohn's I am in pretty good health. Does anyone out there have insight/advice on surgery for fistulas? Does it work? Will i get a lot of relief?