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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • September 11, 2006
  • 02:26 PM

What are some other health problems that have some of the same syptoms as crohn's disease? My mom has crohn's and I have quite a few of the syptoms one I no one of the major one is diaheara and I don't have that. Sometimes it feels like it's going to be but ends up solid. I have been diagnosed with gerd for a number of years. About 4 years ago I was sick and they did some blood work and it came back that my white blood count was really low but the doctor didn't think anything of it. I have also had mucus looking stuff in my stool as well as bright red blood for about 3 years now. However it isn't all the time. As well as lower right abdominal pain for the past 3 or so years. I have seen my gyno for it and they have run a number of test including numerous ultra sound and upper gis and ct scans. The ct scan did suggest seeing doctor as I might have thinking, possible crohn's but once again the doctor didn't really give me any advice. I do have most of my test and paper work since at the beging I did have scar tissue removed from a appendix sugery. I guess I don't know what to do so if you could help that would be great. As you can see I have had some loose ends and before it gets out of control I would like to get it fixed.

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  • I am not a doctor but I have crohns for 15 years. ZI also hsve two daughters. My eldest was diagnosed at 16 with crohns. My youngest was diagnosed at 14 with IBS. Get your mom to set up an appointment with a gatrointerologist and have a colonospoy done. This will definately tell if you have crohn's or colitis. You also may want to be checked for celiac disease, IBS or lactose intolerance. I hope this helps you. Good luck, and remeber keep pushing the doctor and if they don't help FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR don't stop till you find out what is going on.fromsomeone who cares.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2006
    • 02:05 AM
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  • I am not a doctor but I have crohns for 15 years. I also have two daughters. My eldest was diagnosed at 16 with crohns. My youngest was diagnosed at 14 with IBS. Get your mom to set up an appointment with a gastrointerologist and have a colonoscopy done. This will definately tell if you have crohn's or colitis. You also may want to be checked for celiac disease, IBS or lactose intolerance. I hope this helps you. Good luck, and remeber keep pushing the doctor and if they don't help FIND ANOTHER DOCTOR don't stop till you find out what is going on.fromsomeone who cares.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • October 16, 2006
    • 02:07 AM
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