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Finding a way

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Joined November 2017

Hey there! My name is Vanessa and I’m an ulcerative colitis warrior. I was diagnosed in 2014. I was going to a doc... read more

Crohns and HIV

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Joined October 2017

I'm 29 years old. For as long as I can remember I've had abdominal issues. I even went through extensive testing... read more

Physicality and self expr...

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Joined October 2017

I am a 33 year old professional athlete, aerialist and visual artist. I was diagnosed at age 20, small intestine resecti... read more

Community Forum

Stuggles being teenager
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Joined Nov 17, 2017

Hey, Dakota. My name is Kelsey. I'm also 14. I was also recently diagnosed with Crohn's. I get what you mean about there being no one to talk ....

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Stuggles being teenager
Author Image krainey7834
Joined Nov 17, 2017

Hey, Dakota. My name is Kelsey. I'm also 14. I was also recently diagnosed with Crohn's. I get what you mean about there being no one to talk ....

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Humira
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Joined Sep 13, 2017

I have been on Humira for 6 months with good luck, I have severe fistulating crohns. My GI has hundreds of pts on Humira, none with serious infec....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I have Crohns with strictures all over small and large bowel. I have been taking Mesalamine and Imuran. I will be having an MRI soon to check if there is improvement. Is there anything I can do in terms of Diet and Lifestyle to help heal the strictures?

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Disease Education

Q. Does Crohn's Disease affect your menstrual cycle? I used to have regular cycles but for the past two years I have had about 4 cycles. Could the change be caused by the Remicade or steroids I'm on?

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Treatment

Q. If a patient has been on Azathioprine and balsalazide for 15+ years. What blood tests should be performed for routine monitoring? My husband's GI has been just doing a CBC, but as a result of his yearly physical lab report (with family practice dr.), we learned he has liver impairment. Are regular liver tests standard if you take Azathioprine? Should I be concerned about the level of care he's receiving from his current GI doctor?

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