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My daughter was diagnosed freshman year of high school, 2016 with Crohns  She has been on inflixamab just over a y... read more

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Joined May 2022

My 12 yr old son was just diagnosed with Crohns. He's had an anal abscess and some fishers (sp?) and some blood in s... read more

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Joined May 2022

I'll try to make this as short as possible, but I'm 19 and I got diagnosed with severe Crohn's disease last ... read more

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Expert Q&A

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Q. My 12 year old son is now facing a ileo colectomy. What can we expect afterwards? How can I help to make the procedure and healing time go well?

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Q. My son has been on Remicade since 2013, he has Crohn’s. He has been in remission. He has had issues with acne since he started the medication. Since switching to generic we noticed he began to get cystic acne. He had to have them removed. He is 26 yrs old and is now dealing with all these cysts. Frequent visits to dermatologist, having to get 4 steroid shot in cyst. Do you think this is a side effect from the medication?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. After being diagnosed at 78 years old with acute colitis - the hospital and GI Doctor recommended a low fat diet. They did not set me up with a nutritionist or give me a guideline for foods. I still have a lot of gas even with just keeping my diet simple. I know I do fill up with gas if I don't eat every 4/ 5 hours after breakfast/lunch and dinner. Are there some recommendations on diets to follow or go to foods to limit gas?

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