My GI has told me he has several patients who have been Dx with Crohn's but have NO SIGNS of inflammation/ulcers in the colon or last part of the small intestine. They were Dx based on symptoms of inflammation ELSEwhere plus blood tests.
A STRANGE disease this is...
Diagnosed in October, 2004 at age 33.
Current Rx's: Colazal (generic), Nexium (generic), Ferrous Sulfate, One-A-Day multivitamin, Culturelle Probiotic, Omega-3 Fish Oil, Vitamin D, Vitamin A, Calcium-Magnesium-Zinc, Cranberry pills
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, swelling ankles, extreme fatigue
Previous/occasional Rx's: 20mg Prednisone taper, Flagyl, Levaquin
No surgeries to date