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Our Stories

Stoma at sixteen

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Joined July 2020

Hi I’m Ollie, just turned 16 years old and I was diagnosed with Colitis in Jan 2020 and six weeks ago I had major ... read more

My Childhood IBD Story

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Joined July 2020

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was two years old and recently graduated college. In the link below is a ... read more

My fix collagenous coliti...

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Joined June 2020

I had uncontrolabe diarreha for six weeks before my first colonoscopy in January 2010.  Dr. tried antidiarreha med ... read more

Community Forum

Treatment options decisio...
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Joined Nov 23, 2020

I will share with you what our doctor told us! Risk of surgery is higher then the side effects! We have been on Humira for over a year now. My son gre....

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Dentist Longmont CO
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Joined Nov 23, 2020

A dentist is a person who provides dental services or specializes in dental services which includes, teeth issues like broken teeth, misaligned teeth,....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I have Crohns and had a permanent ileostomy 10 years ago. I have been having great health with minimal issues. But lately I feel like I have flares, fatigue, stomach aches, eye inflammatory issues, more frequently. Since I have an ostomy it is not the usual bloody diarrhea flares. I am not taking any medication since my surgery. Should I be taking medication?

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Disease Education

Q. Is it normal to have problems with sex while in a flare? I am a young woman with UC and I would like to know if there is anything that can be done about pain during sex?

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Disease Education

Q. My partner has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Ileitis and she has been having terrible flare ups - always at night - her stomach swells to the size of a big balloon and is rock hard. The pain is unbearable for her. It is very difficult to watch and I feel so helpless. I have two questions: 1) Is this a normal effect of Crohn’s 2) What can I give her to ease the pain?

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