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  • Posted By: Apaloosa
  • October 2, 2008
  • 11:11 PM

When I was a child I got sick a lot and frequently got ear and sinus infections. I also didn't grow much during puberty (I reached my adult height of 4' 8" when I was 12/13).

A couple of years ago I went to the doctor for abdominal pain and diarrhea with the occasional soft stools (formed but very soft). Over the next couple of weeks they ran some stool (most of the samples had blood and mucus in them). The doctor concluded that I may have either ulcerative colitis or Chrohn's disease. I have been to urgent care a few time since then for similar problems but I haven't talked any further with my doctor about it.

I still have this problem (usually it bothers me for a few days, then I'm better for a week). I have also noticed that in the last few months I have been getting little sores on my chest and stomach. They don't appear to be pimples as they are not filled with fluid.

Also, I'm not sure if this is relevant, but I was diagnosed with depression (I have heard that some patients with Chrohn's may experience neurological complications).

I'm thinking of going back to the doctor for this, but I just wanted a second opinion on it. Any help will be appreciated. Thanks.

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