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Our Stories

Caring for a child with C...

Author Image tomiyowill
Joined November 2015

I was never prepared to deal with the struggle of having to accept that my child's diagnosis was a "forever&quo... read more

Superando la enfermedad

Author Image Marcela cruz
Joined November 2018

Fui diagnosticada con colitis ulcerativa en el 2016, fue muy duro para mi enfrentarme a una enfermedad cronica, una enfe... read more

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

Community Forum

UC
Author Image Endymion
Joined Dec 8, 2018

Mucous is definately part of it, and I've had a lot of that. Was starting to see blood (after a 3 day binge of raw broccoli, cauliflour and carrot....

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Entyvio - Fatigue
Author Image sathiya769513
Joined Dec 8, 2018

Hi All, My 10 year old nephew was diagnosed with UC 6 months ago, after steroids the doctor suggested "Entyvio". Doctor told that this me....

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Traveling with enemas
Author Image coquina98
Joined Dec 8, 2018

Traveling with UC reminds me that it's not just a disease, it's an adventure! Putting the enemas in checked luggage is preferable, but if y....

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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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