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Is my immune system too s...

Author Image MarkRimer
Joined September 2019

I was diagnosed with UC on 9/11/17 so just about 2 years ago exactly and it’s been a grind to say the least.  ... read more

Having Colitis

Author Image gandy124
Joined September 2019

Hi My name is Yenny and I am from Colombia. I was diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis´s desease in March 2019. One y... read more

Drug free since diagnosis

Author Image nrustigi
Joined August 2019

In 2005, I entered my freshman year of college. I was super sick and was finally diagnosed with Crohn’s disease by... read more

Community Forum

Treatment For Crohn's
Author Image KimberlyLynn
Joined Oct 15, 2019

        I was just diagnosed with moderate to severe crohn's disease last month, and have recently discussed treatment options....

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what candies i can have
Author Image evvy1010
Joined Aug 24, 2019

So since i have been in remision i have been learning new things every day.Most of all lots of people ask me "what kinds of candy can you have;ca....

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Reconnection after total ...
Author Image Chrisdinhsk8
Joined Oct 15, 2019

Hello everyone! This is my first post but i wanted to see if there was anyone else who had their entire large intestine removed and then later reconne....

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Expert Q&A

Special Populations

Q. My 12-year-old son was diagnosed with UC/pancolitis in March 2018. He is trying different meds.He says he has constant stomach pain. Sometimes it is worse than other times, but it never fully goes away. A lot of the time he does not want to go to school because of fatigue and hurting but then he will cut up with friends and play xbox in his room. This disease is new to both of us and I am trying to understand what he is going through. How can I best support him?

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Special Populations

Q. My 13 old son was diagnosed w/mild case of Crohn's a year ago. Pentasa is not working for him and the Dr wants him to go on a biologic. Entyvio seems safest from what I have been reading. Can children be on Entyvio or should another biologic be tried first?

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Special Populations

Q. My 12 year old daughter was diagnosed with UC, with high grade dysplasia in her colon and low grade dysplasia in her small intestine. She started Prednisone and mesalamine 6 days ago. After consulting with other adult doctors, they have recommended she start Humira or Remicade. Both of these drugs seem pretty serious but is one preferred over the other. They want to scope her again in 3-5 months. Does dysplasia usually go away when the inflammation is reduced?

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