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Crohn's Disease

Also known as Mesalazine for Crohn's Disease

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  • m98 m98

    elevated calprotectin 210

    I went to the doctor after experiencing looser bowel movements than normal, which went on for 4 weeks. I had a couple of bouts of diarrhoea but nothing major. I was going to the bathroom more frequently, going up to about 3 bowel movements a day as opposed to 1. There was no blood and I wasn't in...

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  • I have been taken off Amlodipine, blood pressure medication

    Hi i have been taken off Amlodipine (blood pressure med) by gastroenterolgist , Because he thinks they might be what he thinks is upsetting my crohns,   I have never question my Consultant before always thought they know better than me ,  but i have just been on the net exploring Crohns...

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  • Blood Tests/Stool Sample Question

    Hi, just a random question. Are there any specific blood tests that can help towards determining GI disease is present? I don't mean anything that can definitely diagnose a specific condition but just something that would indicate there could be an issue. For example, low iron levels could indicate...

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  • Newly diagnosed - where do I start?

    Hi everyone, I'm 28 and I've been diagnosed with Crohn's disease. Its all through my colon and is more severe in the transverse section. I have a referral for the IBD clinic but can't get an appointment until 19th October. I'm taking mesalazine and I'm on a low fibre diet....

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  • My chrons has been very painful recently

    I am 15 years old and was diagnosed with chrons about 3 years ago, my doctor prescribed me 750mg of pentasa twice a day. I was taking my medicine but about 6 months ago I kind of stopped. I didn't feel any worse or better than when I did take my medicine so I just went on with it. I've been taking...

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  • Early retirement on health grounds

    Hello everyone,  Could anyone who has been through this or has an idea of how to go through this hurdle please provide some information.   I have recently being offered early retirement from service due to ill health. I am young and have only worked for 12 years. I previously worked with the...

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  • Could this actually be Crohn's disease?

    Hey, I'm a soon to be 21 year old female, and i have had stomach issues more or less since my 14th birthday. It all started with gastritis (treated at first with anti acids which worked that time), then followed a few years later by abdominal pains. Neither react to any kind of treatment to this...

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  • Undiagnosed condition

    Hi there, I was looking for some advice i havr been unwell for 10months now with abdominal pain, joint pain, extreme fatigue, blood in stools, headaches and nausea, burning and numbing in whole body. The doctors are still investigating and think it may be chrons however may stool sample is okay. Any...

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  • Awaiting diagnosis

    Hi,  I'm 38 years old, with  symptoms for around 18-24 mths.  GP and A&E both have said they think may be Chrons disease. Recently been having pain left upper abdominal area- made worse after eating- within around 15-20 minutes and lasts hours.  Diarrhoea  4-5 times a...

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  • Undiagnosed illness

    I am 19 years of age, i am currently being tested for chrons and sibo and have been tried on ibs treatment which doesnt work however i need to wait to see surgical and i was trying a low carb diet and nothing seems to be helping if anythibg things are getting worse and no painkillers are working. Any...

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  • Bottle gourd juice helped me.

    I thought about sharing this simple remedy with you all. It is helping me in controlling my bowel movements alot. I juice half bottle gourd in morning or evening or twice a day , I see improvement very next day, I am not officially diagnosed with crohn's but I get loose bowels like 2 or 3 times a...

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  • Could this be a crohns flare?

    A little background info: I was diagnosed with IBS a long time ago. Randomly started having diarrhoea 3 years ago (No history prior to this) In this time have had 3 big attacks lasting one month of continuous diarrhoea and tonnes of smaller ones lasting one day to a week ish. Last summer was the worst...

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  • Crohn's ibs anxiety. For real?

    Hello all Does crohns really affect anxiety.  I've had crohns for 20 years  had operation back then hitch cured it but left with some inflammation and some minor bleeding.  But anxiety on and off stopped for  4 years. And then on then a bit better for 6 months now real bad.  Yet...

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  • side effects of crohns

    Hi Everbody, Hope you are all feel resonably well. I have been on this forum for around two years now and most cases I have been giving advice to patients. This time I am seeking advice. As I have mentioned several times in discussions I have suffered from for 53 yrs this year and throughout that period...

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  • Medication options?

    Hi all, looking for some feedback/suggestion in regards to medication changes... I was diagnosed with crohns about 15 years ago and have had 2 bowel resections. Last one was in 2009 and following that I was put on azathiopeine 150mg and since then I've done quite well with no major flare up's...

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  • Orofacial granulomatosis - Crohns disease

    Hi I have just been diagnosed with orofacial granulomatosis OFG -v uncommon auto immune disease which is dietary related & have been placed on a cinnamon & benzoate free diet which I'm really struggling with. I am having further allergy tests soon & a colonoscopy to see whether I have...

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  • Update

    Hello hope everyones doing ok. I had my first scope after surgery today, as scopes go, they used a small scope and it was 90%comfortable and not painful. They found 10cm active moderate severe disease at the neoilieum and small bowel, and the anastomosis. Some ulcers begining with 'p' and pus...

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  • Calprocten test

    Hi, just wondering if anyone knows if it is possible to have crohns with a negative calprocten test? I know this picks up inflammation and crohns is inflammation, but just curious if it's possible to get a false positive. I have been getting symptoms of ibs for many years and just lived with it but...

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  • Botox

    I am due to have Botox injections to try to heal a long standing anal fissure. Has anyone had these and what can I expect afterwards?

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  • Crohns disease

    I have been diagnosed with crohns since last year 30cm of inflammation in the small intestine. My toilet is all fine I have started getting left abdominal pain since Jan on and off. had a mri done seek gastrointestinal many times he said it's spasm pain and there is no new diagnosed on left side...

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  • Abcess drainage

    Hi all. I had a trip to A&E after a couple of weeks of horrendous pain in the bottom and fevers. 1 MRI later showed I had a 15x6x6cm abcess in my pelvis pushing against my prostate. I had a drain put in 5 days later after being on a cocktail of IV antibiotics. I had a drain put in on the 12th of...

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  • Newly diagnosed with crohns

    Ive just been told ive had crohn for 2yrs untreated. Doc thought it was IBS . Im lactose intolerant also. My crohns seems different to everyone im reading ... I have severe constipation. 10 ..to 14 days without help. Ill get back on this soon my tablets about to did soz ...but need help and advice

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  • Side effects Azathioprine?

    Hi, I know this is really random and I'm quite embarrassed to write this but is anyone on Azathioprine experiencing side effects such as bad mood swings and unable to control your temper? I'm usually a really calm and tolerant person but just over the last few weeks I seem to lose my temper...

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  • IBD help!!!!

    Hey alll so cut a long story short I'm under investigation for IBD I have suffered for so many years and just want a diagnosis what ever it will be so I can get the right meds and start living my life! IM 27 mother of 4 and I'm always stuck in with a flare up or in pain bla bla! Well since yesterday...

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  • Should I still have B12 injections after surgery?

    I had surgery 11 weeks ago and everything has been great since, so far anyway. I went back to work after 9 weeks post op (I work part time) I have felt OK with this but I still feel really tired as I did before the surgery? I thought now I am able to eat that I wouldn't get this tiredness? Sometimes...

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  • Has anyone else's stopped after bowel resection.

    I'm 36, I had a resection of the terminal ileum and sigmoid colon in February. I then had a period straight after and then again March and April. However I've not had a period since April. M6 normal cycle is 24 days, I am now in the 83rd of my current cycle. They left 240 CM of small bowel, I...

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  • Ladies who's had a baby

    Hi when u have a flare up and your sitting on the tolite and the pain is so excruciating would you consider the pain to be as painful as contractions dilated 6 or over? I mean I'm in so much pain I think I'm going to fall over and die, so I just close my eyes an sometimes without even knowing...

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  • Bloods indicate need for mri with contrast

    Hi. My mum was diagnosed with crohns a few years ago and also had a bowel resection for malrotated bowel- not sure this was crohns fault! She was on heavy duty, long term treatment for her crohns- can't remember the name I think it began with M. She came off medication a last year. She had a routine...

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  • Eye problems due too Crohn's

    What kind of eye problems do you all deal with from crohn's? I know not all will have issues with there eyes but was reading its pretty common for people with crohn's to experience it in their eyes and joints as well.

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