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Going Global with Crohns

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I was diagnosed with Crohns Disease in the beginning of my senior year of high school. I had symptoms about a year leadi... read more

Hate crohns disease

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I wake up every morning and think why me, I’m only 16 and I got  diagnose a year and a half now, I’m so... read more

Still ill

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My son was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis after a horrific car accident.  He also suffers with duodenal ulcers f... read more

Community Forum

4 year old with Crohn’s- ...
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Joined Aug 18, 2018

Ifatgolan My family is in the same boat. We have a 4 year old little girl, just diagnosed 7 days ago. It is concerning, and very scary. She is also....

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Due to start Remicade
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Joined Jun 21, 2017

About to start remicade infusions. Anyone have experience with this treatment? Nervous to say the least. Trying to stay positive that this will be the....

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Trying Stelara or Cimzia ...
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Joined Jun 21, 2017

From what my gastro doctor said, cimzia isn’t the best for Crohn’s. I was on it for 6+ months and after my recent scope my Crohn’s i....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I was diagnosed with UC about a year ago after suffering from constant diarrhea, nighttime urgency, and abdominal pain for the year prior. Since my diagnosis I have been consistently taking Mesalamine and 6-MP, and my symptoms have mostly subsided, but I still have not had any signs of solid stools. Is this all I can hope for in remission, or should I consider changing medications?

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Disease Education

Q. I have Crohn's Disease of the large intestines without complications. My question is my G.I. doctor wants me to have a colonoscopy every year. Is this necessary to do annually?

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Disease Education

Q. I am having a period about every 2 weeks since being diagnosed in May. I just finished a two month treatment of budesonide (steroid). Is this typical or should I consult with my OB/GYN? I am 48 so I often get a response that I am perimenopausal.

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