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Our Stories

newly diagnosed

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Joined June 2017

A few weeks ago, I woke up early and went for my usual morning run. I didn't realize that soon my the life I knew wa... read more

Living with Crohns

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Joined May 2017

Hey I'm new to this. I've never reached out before. I generally keep everything to myself. I'm 30 years old ... read more

Alexia

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Joined May 2017

This is Heather, Alexia's mom.  She asked me to write her story so this is my version of her story. In March of... read more

Community Forum

Should I go to ER
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Joined Jun 25, 2017

So today my stomach is cramping so bad I'm having a hard time eating and not to be gross but I have had to run to the bathroom twice and didn'....

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IBD panel results
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Joined Jun 25, 2017

Hi I am new here trying to get some answers to questions I have about the IBD panel blood work I recently found out the result of. Long story short, I....

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Structure surgery
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Joined Jun 24, 2017

Hi. I need some advice on whether or not to have surgery for a stricture that I've had for years. Right now I'm not experiencing symptoms from....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. I'm 15 and in high school. I wanted to know if I can get some advice on how to handle my Crohn’s symptoms in school. How to deal with embarrassing situations of needing to go to the bathroom in school and in public.

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Special Populations

Q. My Daughter is 13 and was diagnosed in March 2017 with very aggressive CD. She is on Remicade, Metronidazole, steroids and an antibiotic. She has a persistent cough that usually makes her throw up. What are some treatment options to get rid of the cough?

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Special Populations

Q. My 15 year old son was diagnosed with Crohn's in early May. The doctor started him on Pentasa but he developed hives all over body. They took him off Pentasa and started him on Prednisone. He is taking Benadryl for the hives but they have not stopped. He is also on VSL3. I'm wondering if VSL3 could cause the hives or do we just need more time for the Pentasa to get out of his system.

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