Changes in bowel movement - what does this mean?

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Hi,

I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in March last year. I have had one flare up in April 2015 and have been fine ever since. I do struggle with tiredness constantly. I usually empty my bowels every 3/4 days - and am usually constipated. For the past few weeks I have been having emptying my bowels every morning and then diahorea. I went to my GP who sent a letter to my crohns doctor and he has requested an urgent appointment for me. Can anyone advise if they have had similar and what it was?

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    Hi Laura. Have you had your b12/folate checked. Depending on where the disease is in your bowel you may not be absorbing properly. It may be worth asking?
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    Hi laura i can relate to to tiredness i feel most of the time i could sleep and struggle to get motivated do do things alot of the time , think thats just cause our bodies arnt absorbing everything from the food we eat ,plus our bodies are fighting themselves most of the time , my bowel movements are pretty much the same most days but can change sometimes when i start flaring so it might be that , on the plus side at least you arnt constipated atm lol , i would say your doc will do a colonoscopy to see how things are going on the inside hey , have you changed anything you eat
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      Hi jimmybrook. That sounds exactly like me!! Oh I hope I don't need another colonoscopy sad I hated it the first time I had one! No I haven't changed what I am eating at all - no matter what I eat this happens. Very strange! The doctor must think something is going on if he has made me an urgent appointment

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      Gday laura ,what sort of diet do you eat , ye i dont like colonoscopy much either mainly the prep stuff you have to do day before with the drinks that taste disgusting is terrible , the actual procedure is ok hey , do you take any meds for it , i started some bout month ago but had to stop them cause of side effects,
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    Hey Laura, Is there anyway you could message me about your symptoms? I have some questions as well. I have not been diagnosed yet, still awaiting results from biopsy of 3 colon polyps, however I tend to think this is Chron's disease. hope to hear from you soon, Thanks. 

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