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Our Stories

Stoma at sixteen

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Joined July 2020

Hi I’m Ollie, just turned 16 years old and I was diagnosed with Colitis in Jan 2020 and six weeks ago I had major ... read more

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

My fix collagenous coliti...

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Joined June 2020

I had uncontrolabe diarreha for six weeks before my first colonoscopy in January 2010.  Dr. tried antidiarreha med ... read more

Community Forum

Insane stomach pain
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Joined Aug 12, 2020

Hey everyone,  I was diagnosed back in 2016, at the end of my last flare up. Which was the worse by far, and I've had lasting changes sinc....

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Specific Carbohydrate Die...
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Joined Nov 25, 2020

Has anyone tried the Specific Carbohydrate diet or any other to manage their UC? I'm looking for alternative to some of the new meds my GI wants t....

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Entyvio or Stelara
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Joined Nov 25, 2020

After having my UC kept under control for about 25 years with 6MP my GI is concerned about changing liver levels in my blood. He wants to switch me to....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My son is 7 and just diagnosed with Crohn's. His disease is severe. The doctor gave us a choice Humira or Remicade. How do you decide about which medication to choose?

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Special Populations

Q. I am 15 and my dad has Crohn’s. Recently I’ve started showing symptoms and I know I need to tell my parents so I can see a doctor and find out if that’s what it is, but I don’t know how to tell my parents. I am terrified and I do not know what to do.

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Special Populations

Q. I was recently diagnosed with UC as a 30-year-old female. I had always assumed I would have children, but now I am worried about the risk children might face. What is the absolute risk that my children would develop IBD or another autoimmune disease? Of 100 children born to women who have UC, how many go on to develop an autoimmune disease?

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