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Hope for the Suffering

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Joined August 2018

15 years ago as a 27 year old single woman I was diagnosed with this awful thing called Crohn's. Don't you hate ... read more

Reaching Remission

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Joined August 2018

I was 15 years old when I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease. In December 2015, I was sent to the ER for a CT scan.... read more

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Joined January 2016

I was just diagnosed in 2014 at 62 years old, but I know I have had this disease a long time. As a matter of fact, I was... read more

Community Forum

Blood Tests and Crohn's D...
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Joined Oct 31, 2016

There is a company called Prometheus that can diagnose Crohn’s thru a blood test.  It is very expensive.  Hope you have good insurance....

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Blood Tests and Crohn's D...
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Joined Sep 26, 2018

Hi All Just after some information as to whether Crohn's Disease (CD) or Ulcerative Colitis (UC) can be seen during a routine blood test? I'....

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Frustrated & Worn Out
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Joined Mar 30, 2014

I was diagnosed with UC when I was 13 and have been living with all that comes with the disease for 20 years now. I have been through a lot over the y....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. My daughter was diagnosed with UC 20 years ago. After trying many meds she finally was able to get into remission using Remicade every 2 months. She has been doing these infusions for 10 years with no flares. She is now considering getting pregnant. Can she continue to use Remicade during pregnancy? Can she also breastfeeding?

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Special Populations

Q. My friend's son is 14 yrs old and was recently diagnosed with Crohn's disease. He is constipated. What type of diet would best suit him?

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I am 20 and was diagnosed with mild Crohn’s this summer. I am on Mesalamine (highest dose) and also currently on Budesonide for 8 wks. to get over my flare. I’ve been researching diets and lifestyle changes so that I can try to feel my best. I started trying to go completely gluten free, but is that even necessary? I have read so many different opinions on diets etc. I have been buying organic and cleaner foods but not sure what to do!

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