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Is my immune system too s...

Author Image MarkRimer
Joined September 2019

I was diagnosed with UC on 9/11/17 so just about 2 years ago exactly and it’s been a grind to say the least.  ... read more

Having Colitis

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Joined September 2019

Hi My name is Yenny and I am from Colombia. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis´s desease in March 2019. One y... read more

Drug free since diagnosis

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Joined August 2019

In 2005, I entered my freshman year of college. I was super sick and was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease by... read more

Community Forum

Hair loss
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Joined Sep 18, 2019

One of my friends suffering from a similar condition got cured after being treated by the doctors at Saraswat Hospital in Agra, India. The ABHRS certi....

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Talking to others with Cr...
Author Image Corie408
Joined Sep 17, 2019

You can also email me @ richardsoncorie7@gmail.com but I prefer Instagram I a freshman in college and looking for other people around My age that are ....

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Talking to others with Cr...
Author Image Corie408
Joined Sep 17, 2019

Hey my name is Corie and I was diagnosed with crohns a little less than a year ago and really want to talk to someone who can understand!! Well if you....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My 12-year-old son was diagnosed with UC/pancolitis in March 2018. He is trying different meds.He says he has constant stomach pain. Sometimes it is worse than other times, but it never fully goes away. A lot of the time he does not want to go to school because of fatigue and hurting but then he will cut up with friends and play xbox in his room. This disease is new to both of us and I am trying to understand what he is going through. How can I best support him?

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Special Populations

Q. My 13 old son was diagnosed w/mild case of Crohn's a year ago. Pentasa is not working for him and the Dr wants him to go on a biologic. Entyvio seems safest from what I have been reading. Can children be on Entyvio or should another biologic be tried first?

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Special Populations

Q. My 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC, with high grade dysplasia in her colon and low grade dysplasia in her small intestine. She started Prednisone and mesalamine 6 days ago. After consulting with other adult doctors, they have recommended she start Humira or Remicade. Both of these drugs seem pretty serious but is one preferred over the other. They want to scope her again in 3-5 months. Does dysplasia usually go away when the inflammation is reduced?

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