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Colitis and Working out

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Joined August 2019

I was diagnosed in 2008.  I was misdiagnosed in 2007 and was told I had hemorrhoids and that's why I was bleedi... read more

My story

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Joined August 2019

Hi y’all  my name is Leslie and I’m 18 year old and I was just diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and th... read more

So far

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Joined August 2019

I got diagnosed in Fall of last year when I was 14. I had lost 23 pounds and had abdominal pain for weeks. I was very fa... read more

Community Forum

Has anybody tried medicin...
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Joined Jul 9, 2019

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I have been newly diognos...
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Joined Aug 22, 2019

I was diagnosed back in July, my first doctor really didn’t know what he was doing. Funny story, as he took me to the colonoscopy he was laughin....

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Mouth issues with Chrohn'...
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Joined Aug 22, 2019

Hi! You are not alone-- I have Crohn's and also get mouth sores when my inflammation gets worse. I haven't really found anything that works fo....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I recently started Imuran. What preventive measures do you recommend on this drug to help avoid infectious risk? I fly a lot. Should I wear a mask on the plane? I work in a busy family practice medical clinic. Should I change my job if that is an option to avoid so much viral exposure?

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Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with Crohn’s in January 2019. Starting in February my tongue has been white. I was checked for thrush and it came back negative. My dentist told me to use a tongue scraper but that doesn't seem to be helping. Can thrush be related to my Crohn’s?

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Treatment

Q. I’ve had ulcerative colitis for over 20 years. Years ago, I tried Asacol and had an allergic reaction have been told I am allergic to the main ingredient in most uc drugs. I am currently on budesonide and mercaptopurine. I was wondering if some of the new drugs in shot form are safer than steroids. I want to get off long term use of steroids and don’t know the name of the new drugs to ask for.

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