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Crohn's Disease

Also known as Mesalazine for Crohn's Disease, Sulfasalazine for Crohn's Disease

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  • Due for a colonoscopy next week and I’m feeling anxious

    Started  about ten weeks ago, constant upset tummy, and very unpleasant smells, loose stools.  I’ve changed my diet to a low residue.  Doctor thinks it could be crohns.  I thought it was food poisoning but I’ve has 2 stool tests and bloods done.  I’m wondering will I ever be...

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  • No drugs working - Ileum Resection?

    Hi, I am wondering if anyone has had ileum resected, and how they were after? I can't take any biologics or immunosuppressant's due to the awful side effects, so next stage is a ileum resection, approx. 10cm? Does this help, and do you still have pain and diarrhoea after? I'd like to hear Personal...

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  • Could it be Chron's?

    Back in november i went to my GP about a slight burning feeling in the center of my abdomen just below rib cage also loose mushy stools(no blood), i had blood taken and was given omeprozole (suspected inflamed stomach lining). Had a trip to a&e a few weeks later and was given amoxicillin and told...

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  • Prednisolone

    Hi I have raised calprotectin at 338 and I’m awaiting a pillcam . My mum has crohns and I have severe right sided pain. The GP put me on Prednisolone today for one week, how long will it take to work? And how will I know it has? Will the loan cease? Thankyou 

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  • IBD Doctors in Austin or Dallas?

    Hello There, I just recently moved to the area and I am trying to find a doctor that I can work with. One that is open to doing an MRI as opposed to only CT scan. I've read that you can use an MRI but the doctor that I saw here recently only wanted to do a CT and he didn't seem very knowledgeable...

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  • Me again - I’m sorry!

    I’m sorry for taking up so much of this forums time & space, but not sure who else to ask & I’m beginning to loose faith in the uk’s gastroenterologist team so not even going there. For those that are new to my (long sorry arsed) story.  Had Crohns 30 years Small bowel resection 20 years...

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  • What are my chances of getting PIP for Crohn's disease?

    I'm currently 17 and studying at college. Just finished my first year and I have a break until September now. During my first year of college I got Crohn's disease and after almost 8 months it was finally officially diagnosed a few weeks ago with a colonoscopy and MRI scan. I had to leave college...

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  • Could Crohn's be the same as Thrombocytopenia.

    Hi   Could Crohn's disease be the same as Thrombocytopenic purpura, due to at some time taking antibiotics ,Nsaids,blood pressure meds,diuretics,calcium channel blockers , or diet with to much carbs, & would vitamin k help , when the consultant gastroenterologist showed me of picture...

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  • Possible partial obstruction

    For the last two years I've had a rough pattern of being fairly symptom free for around 3-6 weeks then having cramps and pains for around a week to two weeks. During this time I've had many tests and MRI's which showed inconclusive. My most recent MRI finally showed a possibility of a mild...

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  • Possible crohns?

    My daughter started having abdominal pain last october, which resulted in one night her repeatedly vomiting and being in agony. She ended up having an appendectomy but after it was removed they said her appendix was actually fine. Since then the abdominal pain is still present - she has good days and...

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  • chicken pox virus/crohn's

    hi , just wondering if the chickenpox virus ,and crohn's disease is the same thing , and would the vaccine for chickenpox cure crohn's. once we have had chickenpox it lies dormant in the body and somehow becomes active again in later life possibly due to low immunity,stress ,etc,etc. Shingles...

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  • Travel Insurance

    Hi, I'm recently diagnosed and looking for travel insurance that will cover my crohns whilst I'm in America. I thought I fell lucky finding one that would cover me but then when I got to the end it declined covering me for crohns. Can anyone suggest a travel insurer who covers crohns, possibly...

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  • Food intolerance

    My daughter is currently being investigated for possible crohn's or ulcerative colitis. Colonoscopy next week. Would having hair follicle food intolerance test help with management of diet. Would they pick them up for those diseases? The advert said it tested for 240 items? Thanks worried mum x

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  • Budesonide for Crohn’s

    Hi, has anyone had any experience with budesonide for getting a flare under control? What type of side effects does it come with? Is it effective?

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  • Is it Crohns?

    So I am just waiting for the results of a stool sample for IBD but one of my blood tests showed vitamin D deficiency for which I'm now taking calcium tablets. I have an existing auto immune of HLA B 27 which I've read can have a link to crohns. I don't always have bad cramps and diarrhoea...

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  • Hernia with crones

    Hi iv had crones for 12 months now but got 2 hernias on my tummy 1 is very big is this common and what can be done any advice would help as I’m down to see my surgeon for another 2 months thanks 

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  • Difference between ibs and crohns

    Hi , I keep hearing that drs are dismissing people with symptoms of ibd for ibs. O have elevated calprotectin , severe pain, mouth ulcers and anemia. I have a pillcam in July. Can you have calprotectin level of 400 with IBS? Thankyou . My mum has crohns 

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  • Waiting for diagnosis suspected Crohn's.

    Jan 2017 I started having really bad stomach pains only in my right hand side I had bouts of diarrhoea also had mucus with or with out stools. The pain gets so bad it stops me in my tracks. I get a burning feeling in at the bottom of my ribs feel constantly sick and so tired all the time. I've been...

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  • Swollen feet on prednisolone - water tablets?

    hi all Im currently taking 40mg of Prednisolone awaiting a resection/illiostomy (unfortunately surgery has been cancelled several times for various reasons including infections, need for high dose steroids etc) I’ve been on steroids for over a year and had practically every side effect on that gigantic...

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  • Giving up?

    I’m at the point of giving up with this crappy disease. After 18 months on steroids, several months on biologics complications after complications after complications, I am now on zero drugs whatsoever & my gastro is saying I don’t need to be on anything now as my latest pill cam was “normal”. Yet...

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  • Fatigue Fatigue Fatigue!

    Hi all I’m a 47 year old woman with small bowel Crohn’s. Since the onset of this illness 15 years ago my overarching and by far most debilitating symptom is fatigue, I mean literal bed bound at times fatigue – prior to diagnosis I was so fit and healthy I ran marathons yet now I could easily be mistaken...

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  • URGENT HELP NEEDED

    Hi Sorry for the urgent heading but need some help ASAP.  I have CD and currently on Budesonide (last biologic was end of December).  My urgent question is - have been in contact with someone who’s just come down with chickenpox (as has my toddler) we were with them Saturday, come out all...

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  • Sound like Chron's?

    Back in november i went to my GP about a slight burning feeling in the center of my abdomen just below rib cage also loose mushy stools(no blood), i had blood taken and was given omeprozole (suspected inflamed stomach lining). Had a trip to a&e a few weeks later and was given amoxicillin and told...

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  • chitosan

    hi anyone ever taken chitosan for there crohns ,seems pretty good not taken any myself yet , only just sent for some on net .

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  • Crohn? Unable to Gain weight

    Hi All, I really need your help. I have been suffering from this strange disease. It started 1 year ago when my weight was 56 KG (32 years, male). I started having bloating and started pooping (absolutely normal) pooping 3 to 4 times a day. I lost 16 kgs weight over the time. Now after this 1 year,...

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  • Resection recovery fear

    hi all Ive been pretty much unwell with constant, unremitting Crohn’s for 15 years. I’m due to have an illeostomy in approximately 4 weeks time, I’ve been in a steroid dependant flare up for 17 months (each surgery attempt thus far has needed rescheduling due to infection, high temperature etc) I have...

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  • Crohn's Disease without symptoms

    Hi all,  I was diagnosed with Crohn's at the beginning of the year. I'm 41 and got a colonoscopy because it was required becuase my father died of colon cancer. I went in with a great attitude and woke up to bad news. The doctor immediately prescribed meds; a steroid and later a chemo therapy...

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  • amino acid-responsive of crohns disease

    could a imbalance of amino acids. by too much serotonin & dopamine cause crohn's,do they both  need to work properly at the right level , i don't know at what level both are needed. and how they got like that , but it seems there is a correlation here,  

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  • Anal fissure, mouth sores... Could it be Crohn's?

    Hi, I'm 17 years old and my main concern is that I've been suffering from anal fissures for about two years now. I believe the fissure appeared for the first time because of hard stool. It healed in about two weeks, but often when I have hard stool again, it comes back. There are periods of time...

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  • Can appendicitis raise faecal calprotectin result?

    I have been having symptoms of Crohns for the last few years and this year it has got a lot worse. I have had a lot of tests done. However the test that showed something was the Faecal Calprotectin test. However I had this test a week before i thought I had a flare up as I had all the usual symptoms,...

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  • Chrons flare but normal test results?

    Hello all, this is a long story but I’ll try and keep it brief! I was diagnosed with severe chrons colitis in 2011 after a good two years of symptoms, starting with bloating and ending up with severe bloody diarrhea with mucous, erythema nodosum (on the soles of my feet at one stage!) Scleritis in one...

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  • Crohns or ibs

    Hi I have constant pain in my right side, near appendix and next to belly button. I have impaction, smelly mucus from rectum, elevated calprotectin and anemia . Are these symptoms of ibs or something worse? My mum has crohns 

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