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Crohn’s Disease

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Crohn’s disease is an internal condition that can affect a sufferer externally. It occurs when the wall of the affected part of the gut becomes inflamed and the inflammation causes one or more of the following symptoms: pain, ulcers, diarrhoea, anaemia, anal fissures and rectal bleeding, loss of weight, loss of appetite, and feeling lethargic. Symptoms vary depending on the part of the gut affected and there are many options for treating this chronic, episodic, inflammatory bowel disease, although there is no known drug-based or surgical cure for it. The exact cause of Crohn’s Disease is not known, but it’s thought there may be a genetic link, as there’s some evidence that it runs in families (1 in 10 people with the condition have a close relative who also has it). Crohn’s Disease is more common in smokers and in women who use the combined oral contraceptive pill..

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Sometimes when I eat, after maybe an hour I get really bad pain in my midsection which radiates into my back. Then after about another hour I'll start vomiting. The. I'm left with a dull ache in the same area and in my back for days! Any ideas what it could be? Thanks





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I have had bowel problems for about a year, originally got diagnosed with IBS. I have sent stool samples they said clear. I have since had blood in my stool on one occurrence. I am so so tired all the time every spare minute I get I want to sleep. I can go weeks without a flare up and then I can be poorly for days unable to eat because the pain is unbareable. I used to get instant relief after going to toilet but that's not the case anymore I now have continual cramping. It's starting to really hurt my bum like burn me. I'm having problems with the joints in my face and shoulder/back don't know if that's linked. Food is not related as I can eat the same thing two days in a row and one day I'm okay the next I'm poorly. I darent do anything or go out in case I have an episode. It's starting to ruin my life whatever it is





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Have you tried a food diary, your body might not be agreeing with something you are eating?

I was diagnosed with IBS for 2 years before they decided I had Crohns,,,,my mum dragged me to the docs demanding they do something for me as I was wasting away....I had a colonoscopy done,,,and instantly the doc said Crohns! Don't settle if you know something isn't right, keep pushing for investigations,,,,I had steroids for my first flare up and they worked within 2 days,,,after 2 years of utter hell!!! Good luck?!!!

Hi, for the last year or two I've been struggling to do B/M not everyday but somedays haven't thought anything of it ... But over the last few weeks I've been getting it more often like bad stomach cramps, sweating, tiredness sometimes constipation an a lot of weight gain ... Can anyone help me to see what this might be ? I've been researching an it says either IBS or Crohns .... Thanks.....





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I have had watery poop for about 2 months now I do have crohns I had appointment to see my consultant yesterday but he did not turn up always tired loo 5-6 Times a morning and not eating really just a bag of crisps can full me up





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Does Crohns need to be confirmed by a coloniscopy. I have all the above symptoms but coloniscopy has came back clear. Were do I go from here.





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Ive had about 10 colonoscopies all come back mostly clear irritation, polyps etc. But my Dr has treated me for colitis/crohns ever since but the testing continues til we get a confirmation. they have all told me its very difficult to catch it if its especially like mine where its severe but reoccurring rather then constant. I hope you all the best keep trying it takes time and can be very discouraging mines been going on 5 years but treatments are like band aids it helps a bit but it never seems gone.

Think it depends where your Crohns is,,,,mine cannot be reached by colonoscopy so I have MRI scans xxx

crohn's disease is a really hard thing to live with and it's important that people are educated on the disease. Click here for more info: http://www.patient.co.uk/health/crohns-disease-leaflet





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I'm actually writing for my mum she has not been well for around six weeks she is constantly bloated,loss of appetite which has made her loose weight feels worse in the morning and feels better throughout the day. She has had tests blood tests and they've come back normal she has to wait till January to have a MRI scan on her small intestine but suffers terribly with anxiety which I think is making all of this seem worse has anyone else got or had these symptoms and could shed some light on. Please my mum is my best friend and she so worried I just want to help.





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I also have crohns disese and started with all of these bloated loss off appetite feel horrible in mornings but I have epilepsy too witch relates to my mornings just feel tired and helpless with my self really watery stool every morning for 5 days now just feel really sick hope you mum gets help with this as I'm in same boat

I have heard of a bacteria similar to Tb, sort of a cousin to it " map". Recent research may support its presence as a cause for crohns. The TX is similar to that of active Tb with a very long course of abt therapy. From what I have read the outcome has been successful for.pts undergoing tx. Anyone else heard of this?





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bright red blood in poo and stomach pains





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My boyfriend has chrones, and he has small skin coloured spots on the edge of his penis head, is this normal? He says ges clean?





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