Sorry to hear of your diagnosis. My Daughter is 25 and was diagnosed at age 17, so I know how many questions a new IBDer has! Lots of good info on this Board. Great place to ask all of your questions.
You can receive FREE a copy of 100 Questions & Answers about Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis: A Lahey Clinic Guide at:
An excellent guide. Covers IBD and Pregnancy also.
Shannon, get the book it is very helpful.
Welcome to HealingWell. This is a great site. I look forward to getting to know you better. I am Kitt.You have received some excelent advise and I just received the book "100 Questions & Answers " absolutely free and it is great. It covers all those basic questions you have so I highly recommend this book.Also if you start reading the threads you will find tons of info but I agree remember each person's disease process is individual so keep posting and we will be here to support you.
Again a warm welcomeKitt