does this sound like crohn's disease??

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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I was diagnosed with crohn's about a year ago.  My father has always had stomach cramps and d as long as he can remember.  He has never had a colonoscopy or been to a dr about it.  When he eats certain raw veggies he cramps up and vomits.   I can remember him having episodes like that a few years ago.  He just had an episode a few days ago after eating coleslaw.  I keep trying to get him to go to the dr....but he's not moving fast enough.  He doesn't lose weight or refuse to eat like i did.  Mine is only in my colon so my symptoms are different.  any opinions?

27 yr old female, diagnosed with crohn's colitis with stricture of the colon april 2007, first fistula- october 07 :(  
joint pain and swelling
current medications:  Imuran 50 MG, Lialda 1.2g, tramadol 50mg when needed, remicade

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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:32 PM (GMT -6)   

It certainly sounds like something is going on, if not CD then something.  Judging by your age, your Dad is at the age where he should be having a routine colonoscopy anyway.  But, it can be really hard to get men to go to the doctor, and especially when it concerns topics like D and vomiting.  Can you have a heart to heart with him and explain to him that you want him around for a good long time and he needs to take care of himself and find out what is going on.



CD 19 years offically, 29 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Symptoms constantly but all tests show only minor ulcerations. Currently having multiple episodes of gastritis with no known cause.

Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....

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   Posted 4/17/2008 2:33 PM (GMT -6)   
It's not possible to diagnose Crohns disease from his symptoms, but it certainly is a possibility. That aside, since you are 27, he must be at least in his upper 40s, so he is at or very close to the age when everyone ought to have an initial screening colonoscopy for colon cancer, regardless of past GI medical history. That alone os a good reason for him to get on his horse and get it done.

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   Posted 4/17/2008 7:22 PM (GMT -6)   
How about joint doctor appointments. Or invite him to one of your appointments? Maybe he's uncomfortable visiting a doctor and going with you would make it feel safer??
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