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This disease sucks

Author Image Lee717
Joined February 2019

I have had UC for 34 years.....It is the worst disease ever.....No one understands how we suffer I had Dysplasia in 200... read more

Is it IBD

Author Image Biya24
Joined February 2019

Hi Im biya, Im 21 years old. I had a bout of bloody diarrhea just after my sisters wedding and unfortunately I had exams... read more

Long term Crohnnie

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Joined February 2019

I’m so glad to have found this forum.  I was dx’d about 13 years ago, and was ill long before that. &nb... read more

Community Forum

Biologics and J-pouch
Author Image coyote25
Joined Feb 20, 2019

I was diagnosed with UC 16 years ago, had a total colectomy surgery and reversal 11 years, but last year I was official diagnosed with Crohn's. I ....

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First Flare
Author Image georgiachristie
Joined Nov 1, 2018

Hi, I think I'm having my first flare-up right now. I have been diagnosed with Crohn's since May 1st, 2018, and take Humira. I also take bu....

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Which med to try first??
Author Image JRWILSON
Joined Jan 14, 2019

I get it- I also am not fond of taking medication which is why my GI was upset with me when he found out I stopped taking the oral medication he presc....

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I am 24 years old. I was diagnosed with crohns when I was 23. I’ve been on remicade, after my 5th infusion I had blood test done and it came back with my liver having high enzymes level. I was wondering if it’s the remicade? I hope not since I feel great being on it. I just don’t know what could cause it.

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Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in April of 2018 and have been blessed to not really experience any flare ups. However, recently I have been experiencing some itching in the rectum area and was wondering what that could be caused from. It tends to occur in the mornings after having breakfast. I have tried eating different things for breakfast to see if anything changes but it seems to be the same. I was eating some cereal with grains and nuts and tried doing just eggs and bread.

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Disease Education

Q. I was very recently diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis. After my colonoscopy, my Dr removed some samples to do a biopsy, to test for Crohn’s as well. Is it possible to have both Ulcerative Colitis & Crohn’s?

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