Does anyone else have Crohns in the jejunum?

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Aussie Sheila
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   Posted 3/23/2008 4:41 PM (GMT -7)   
I was wondering if anyone else has crohns in the jejunum and how it affects them.  I am currently in remission but have had several flares already this year.
I was diagnosed by capsule endoscopy with multiple aphthous ulcers throughout the jejunum,Ct scan said I have wall thickening and luminal distension.
Does jejunal crohns have a worse prognosis?
Sorry for all the questions, but most people seem to have crohns in their colon.

petittarte
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   Posted 3/23/2008 5:52 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi! My crohns is my mid to distal jejunum and proximal ileum. I was also diagnosed via a capsule endoscopy. I tend to puke more than have a lot of D. Most of my bowel movements are pretty normal though I do go more often than healthy people. I will tend to puke several times per day sometimes for hours on end when I'm in a flare. I've been on remicade and 6mp for about year and really don't have many problems. I don't really think the location of your crohns has as much impact on your prognosis as how advanced your disease is when your are diagnosed. Good luck.
Jodi

Remicade and 6MP


nikki0294
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   Posted 3/23/2008 8:17 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi, I am getting worked up to see if I have disease in my jejunum. Last weekend I had intussusception and it was there that this happened. Tues I have a colon/endo scheduled and then a capsule study. My GI told me they don't think they can get to that area and the capsule could give us more info. It is clear that we need to get more aggressive with the treatment as I am in so much pain and the diarrhea is out of control. I am hoping for more answers and look forward to getting better.

Chris

MikeB
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   Posted 3/24/2008 7:04 AM (GMT -7)   
Actually you can have CD anywhere from mouth to anus, and small bowel/cecal disease is probable the most common location, rather than the colon. I doubt that prognosis is as related to location as it is to severity.
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