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This disease sucks

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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

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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

Son with autism newly dia...
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Joined Feb 16, 2019

Hi all, I am new here and in need of advice and direction. My 28 year old son has autism. He is pretty impaired and not very verbal. In June, he began....

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Physician recommendation ...
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Joined Oct 31, 2016

I used Northwestern when I had my proctocollectomy. Surgeon was named Stephen Striker. He did a good job.

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Physician recommendation ...
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Joined Feb 16, 2019

I’ve had Colitis for 13 years that they’re now calling Crohns. Over the past 4 months I’ve been struggling with a flare and infectio....

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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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