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Our Stories

In pain

Author Image Lisa y
Joined June 2019

I have been newly diagnosed after 6 months. I have experienced so much pain and I am now going to be having iv treatment... read more

What a life change

Author Image Jennifer H
Joined July 2019

I didn't know how much it would help to read other people's stories. Thank you so much for sharing. I was dia... read more

My life

Author Image NataliaV1
Joined June 2019

I was diagnosed with uc when I was about 12 years old. Since then my life has changed in every way, at this moment I am ... read more

Community Forum

House cleaning near me A...
Author Image RichardLearner
Joined Jul 19, 2019

Cleaning and organizing is not a seasonal activity. You can do it everyday. Many people are unaware of the benefits of daily cleaning. It actually pre....

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Gut and eye inflammation
Author Image Claudia
Joined Jul 12, 2019

I have crohn’s and have had one case of uveitis. Since your uveitis is infrequent, maybe you should just continue to treat it with the drops and....

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Can allergy shots worsen ...
Author Image Claudia
Joined Jul 12, 2019

I was diagnosed with crohns several years ago and have taken allergy shots for 9 years. I haven’t noticed a correlation between my flares and th....

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Expert Q&A

Disease Education

Q. I have Crohn’s Disease and was recently diagnosed with Immune thrombocytopenia purpura (ITP). How common is it in Crohn’s patients? What are some concerns I should discuss with my doctor?

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Disease Education

Q. My fiancé was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis (UC) 13 years ago and says he never has had a major flare since his initial diagnosis. It is controlled with Lialda (mesalamine) and he gets colonoscopies once or twice yearly. He has pancolitis and each time they see quite a bit of inflammation and take many biopsies. Can you have active disease without symptoms? Is it worth the risk of additional side effects to step up treatment to reduce inflammation despite no symptoms?

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Disease Education

Q. I have ulcerative colitis and I want to get breast augmentation (probably a lift with implants). I have been in remission for years and in good shape. I take Apriso (mesalamine) to stay in remission. Is it safe to get cosmetic surgery? I am concerned about a possible flare up.

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