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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 drug. My colonoscopy, and 2 weeks later, my ct scanned, both revealed an inflammed ileum. That's all. No strictue, fistulas or abscesses. Outside of that, I have zero symptoms. None. Not one. I'm regular, never vomit, no joint pains, no low-grade fever, no fatigue and a great appetite.
So, because I feel no pain, I decided to not take the meds, for now. Especially after reading the side effects. Why would I give my self pains and weird feelings when I have none? To me, that's a slippery slope to days filled w/pill poppin'. A GI, who did not examine me, told me that since I got my colonoscopy during my monthly and had been on Ibuprofen for days, I could have gotten a bad read. NSAIDS usage can mimic Crohn's. It has happened to him. He advised to stay off NSAIDS for 5-6 months and retest. My question is, is it possible to have this disease and not have any signs? Have any of you experienced this? I never even had signs as a kid or teen. It's all so odd. I feel like I have the mildest case ever or I'm in denial. I don't know what to think and the waiting to recheck is killing me mentally.
Help! Any and all feedback will be appreciated.
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