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Our Stories

My Diagnosis Journey

Author Image Daanya
Joined December 2020

Im Daanya. Im 17 years old. I was just diagnosed with Crohns disease about 1 month ago. I was in the hospital for 12 day... read more

Overcoming an Invisible D...

Author Image madisonflyte
Joined October 2020

I have been battling with Ulcerative Colitis for almost 6 years now when I was diagnosed at age 17 as a senior in high s... read more

Ostomy bag blues

Author Image Magmil84
Joined November 2020

On December 1st of this year I will be admitted into Tampa General Hospital to have a proctocolectomy and a colosto... read more

Community Forum

Doctor recommendation in ...
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Joined Oct 12, 2017

You can search the Foundation's website to find health care providers at:https://www.crohnscolitisfoundation.org/find-a-medical-expert

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Foul smelling gas
Author Image MissAmerica
Joined Jan 27, 2021

I have not overcome this problem with diet but notice the same thing when I have a Crohn's flare or am about to flare. Getting the flare under con....

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Doctor recommendation in ...
Author Image MissAmerica
Joined Jan 27, 2021

My friend's father is looking for a new Gastro specializing in Crohn's in the Maimi, FL area. Willing to travel some distance for a great Dr. ....

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Expert Q&A

Diet & Lifestyle

Q. I am 21 year old gay man. I’ve had ulcerative colitis for about a year now. It has been very hard on my mental health, particularly the sex aspect of my life. It feels like I’ll never be able to do the “back door” part of being intimate with someone. Will I ever be able to?

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Treatment

Q. I was diagnosed with Microscopic Lymphocytic Colitis in April 2018. It is like Budesonide works well if I stay on it. My GI doctor's keep moving me on and off different treatments and none of them seem to work. Is MLC an IBD? Is MLC an autoimmune disease? Is there a standard treatment for MLC and where can I get more information on this condition?

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Treatment

Q. I am a 57-year-old female diagnosed with Crohn's November 2014. I take Humira weekly injections. I suffer from anal bleeding and horrific burning in my belly, four out of five days a week. Can these symptoms be side effects of the disease, the medication or something else? Is there something that can be done to eliminate these side effects?

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