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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

How can Treat erectile dy...
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Joined Oct 23, 2020

Erectile Dysfunction is a noteworthy issue in the USA, UK, France, Australia, and numerous huge countries. People endeavor an alternate strategy endea....

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Dating with an Ostomy
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Joined Oct 22, 2020

Hello all!  I'm 27 years old and I haven't been diagnosed with Crohn's or colitis but have similar symptoms of it as a result of h....

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Capsule Endoscopy
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Joined Oct 21, 2020

I would like to know if anyone has had this procedure of a camera traveling through intestines taking photos and how it worked.

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Expert Q&A

Treatment

Q. I have Crohns and had a permanent ileostomy 10 years ago. I have been having great health with minimal issues. But lately I feel like I have flares, fatigue, stomach aches, eye inflammatory issues, more frequently. Since I have an ostomy it is not the usual bloody diarrhea flares. I am not taking any medication since my surgery. Should I be taking medication?

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Disease Education

Q. Is it normal to have problems with sex while in a flare? I am a young woman with UC and I would like to know if there is anything that can be done about pain during sex?

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Disease Education

Q. My partner has been diagnosed with Crohn’s Ileitis and she has been having terrible flare ups - always at night - her stomach swells to the size of a big balloon and is rock hard. The pain is unbearable for her. It is very difficult to watch and I feel so helpless. I have two questions: 1) Is this a normal effect of Crohn’s 2) What can I give her to ease the pain?

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