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Our Stories

I Started a Company becau...

Author Image Bonnie Humke
Joined November 2018

I recently developed an e-greeting card company called, KomfortKardz.  The cards are designed for all occasions but... read more

struggle with Ulcerative ...

Author Image chuchu52
Joined November 2018

I am a UC patient since 1995 and have had a good management of the disease all this time till June 2018 where the routin... read more

It Is What It Is

Author Image MMClark
Joined October 2018

I’ve been dealing with Crohn’s for nearly forty years; although, I was not given the appropriate label for w... read more

Community Forum

Asacol
Author Image mixy11
Joined Nov 5, 2018

Hi anyone else taking asacol . I'm pretty sure dairy products doesn't agree with me so I've been cutting down a lot to see how I get on just a splash ....

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Help Gain Weight
Author Image Chadwthomas
Joined Nov 19, 2018

Hello, I am new to this forum. Here's my background. I had 120cm of my small intestine removed on October 1st and was diagnosed with Crohn'....

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Confusion and Colitis
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Joined Oct 31, 2016

Sounds nothing like my story but Crohn’s and Colitis affect everyone .  Once you start Remicade, you can quit it anytime.  But if it w....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I have been in a flare for the last 8 months in which I have basically experienced nothing but diarrhea every single day. Recently, I have experienced more instances of formed stools. I feel that my rectum is “out of shape” and lacks the strength to pass some of these more formed stools. I fear this could lead to constipation. Is there anything that I can do to aide in the passing of these more formed stools?

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Disease Education

Q. I have had Crohn's since 2003 and over the past several years I have had periods of random swelling on my feet and hands not the whole foot or hand. The size is anywhere from a marble size to golf ball size. Can this swelling be associated with Crohn’s.

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Disease Education

Q. After 20 years with UC, I had a total colectomy 5 years ago. I was recently diagnosed with Episcleritis. Is it common for autoimmune symptoms to occur in other organs, even after a colectomy?

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