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Crohn’s & Colitis Community

Get the support you need in managing your Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis. Participate in discussion boards, hear personal stories, ask questions to our panel of experts and much more.


Our Stories

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

Not Backpacking This Year

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Joined June 2020

I was diagnosed in 2015 with Crohn's Disease, when I was 29. However I have had stomach problems since I was 20 year... read more

Invisible Illness that ch...

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Joined May 2020

This past year has been one hell of a year to say the least. I faced the biggest challenges with my health physically an... read more

Community Forum

I feel like a sucker
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Joined Sep 18, 2020

Hi all.   I've had Gut issues since 2009,  seen every doctor under the Sun and been hospitalized several times through the years,&n....

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Left sided flank pain
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Joined Oct 7, 2018

Hello! I have indeterminate colitis and am on Humira for 2 months. I do have some left side pain that is always there now, like a dull ache, not stabb....

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Joined Sep 16, 2020

Hi!  This is my first post.  I was diagnosed with Crohns a little over a year ago.  I have been hospitalized once and started Humira.&n....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I’m having my first flare up of Collagenous Colitis since first being diagnosed 1 year ago. My GI doctor said to stay on a bland diet and Bismuth therapy for 8 weeks. What exactly is a bland diet? I have been eating a BRAT diet. Only water, low sugar Gatorade and Chamomile tea. I just purchased some Gluten free Bread. What other foods can I add to my diet.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I was awaiting a bowel resection, which has been cancelled due to Covid-19. In the meantime my consultant has recommended a liquid/ semi liquid diet along with 1/2 supplementary drinks per day. I am really struggling to adjust; I am constantly hunger and I am confused on what foods are okay? Am I allowed mashed potato and vegetables? Some reports say yes others say no? Am I allowed high fiber cereals like Weetabix, which I previously was told to avoid but now my diet largely lacks fiber.

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Diet & Lifestyle

Q. My brother was just diagnosed with UC and has been out of the hospital for a week. He is unable to keep food down and has lost 25lbs and counting. What are some suggestions on things he can eat for protein and fat?

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