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   Posted 2/13/2008 9:58 PM (GMT -6)   
Out of curiosity, once Crohn's is either diagnosed or suspected, how often do you have to get a routine colonoscopy?

Lady G
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   Posted 2/13/2008 10:38 PM (GMT -6)   
it often depends on your gastro and thier I tend to get every two years. But for everyone it seems to differ depending on thier doctor, or thier symptoms and necessity for it (if things flare up, you may need one sooner then later and such), its mostly your personal gastro doctors preference for things.
26 year old, married. Diagnosed with Crohns at 17, suspected of having for at least a year or so before that.  Alot of Crohns in my family history.  No surgeries yet. Taking Entocort.  Possible Fistula.

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   Posted 2/14/2008 3:38 AM (GMT -6)   
My doc said that if I go into remission, I can wait until every 5 years, but if I have problems then it will be sooner. Hope this helps
49 yr. old female, diagnosed with Crohn's in small intestine and terminal ileum Sept-Oct. 2007
currently taking Pentasa 2750 mg- 9pills/day and on and off Prednisone for flares

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   Posted 2/14/2008 5:28 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, It should be done every 5 years.
Hi, I am teddybearweiser, I am a male.
I was diagnosed with crohns disease when i was admitted to the hospital
in 1992, in Jan of 1993 I was back in the hospital for surgery for my crohns. I had part of my right colon resectioned with ilecolonstomy.
 My GI doctor has me on Asacol, Dicyclomine,Imuran,Celebrex and Remicade. B-12 injection once a month.
My Internest doctor has me on Lisnopril-HTCZ and Folic Acid. Diagnosed
with Osteoarthritis July 2007

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   Posted 2/14/2008 8:56 AM (GMT -6)   
Plus after you have had diagnosed disease for 15-18 years it is recommended that you have scopes every 2-3 years for colon cancer screening, especially if you have colonic involvement and ulceration.
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