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Stoma at sixteen

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Joined July 2020

Hi I’m Ollie, just turned 16 years old and I was diagnosed with Colitis in Jan 2020 and six weeks ago I had major ... read more

My Childhood IBD Story

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Joined July 2020

I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis when I was two years old and recently graduated college. In the link below is a ... read more

My fix collagenous coliti...

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Joined June 2020

I had uncontrolabe diarreha for six weeks before my first colonoscopy in January 2010.  Dr. tried antidiarreha med ... read more

Community Forum

Questions after diagnosis
Author Image John123
Joined Nov 25, 2020

Hello everyone,   I have a couple of questions after just being diagnosed with Crohns after 2 years of gastro symptoms, non of which were parti....

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Newly diagnosed child
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Joined Oct 12, 2017

Dear Parentwithhope,   We are sorry to read about your son's new diagnosis.  Please know that you are not alone and there is support a....

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Treatment options decisio...
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Joined Nov 23, 2020

I will share with you what our doctor told us! Risk of surgery is higher then the side effects! We have been on Humira for over a year now. My son gre....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My son is 7 and just diagnosed with Crohn's. His disease is severe. The doctor gave us a choice Humira or Remicade. How do you decide about which medication to choose?

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Special Populations

Q. I am 15 and my dad has Crohn’s. Recently I’ve started showing symptoms and I know I need to tell my parents so I can see a doctor and find out if that’s what it is, but I don’t know how to tell my parents. I am terrified and I do not know what to do.

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Special Populations

Q. I was recently diagnosed with UC as a 30-year-old female. I had always assumed I would have children, but now I am worried about the risk children might face. What is the absolute risk that my children would develop IBD or another autoimmune disease? Of 100 children born to women who have UC, how many go on to develop an autoimmune disease?

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