Small Bowel Disease???

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indigosunrise
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   Posted 6/26/2008 10:43 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi all,
 
Is it common with Crohn's to have it in both the small bowel and the large colon? 
 
Also, if you have it in the Terminal Illeum, is that considered the small or large intestine?
 
Thanks a bunch!

Rider Fan
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   Posted 6/26/2008 11:03 AM (GMT -7)   
Hi. Yes it is and small.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 20mg prednisone.  Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).


MikeB
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   Posted 6/26/2008 11:11 AM (GMT -7)   
I think the commonly accepted raio is that abuot 40% of patients have Crohns primarily or totally in the small bowel, about 20% in the colon and the rest in both. The terminal ileum is technically the bottom few inches of the small bowel, just before it empties into the colon. Proabbly the most common presentation is disease largely in he terminal ileum and the cecum, the first part of the colon.

Ladybugs
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   Posted 6/26/2008 11:33 AM (GMT -7)   
I'm one of the lucky schmucks that has active disease in my small intestine and my colon.  My brother has Crohn's as well and he only has small intestine involvement. 

Nanners
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   Posted 6/26/2008 12:29 PM (GMT -7)   
I have as MikeB stated the most common type of Crohns. Back in the day they called it ileocolitis. I have/had it in the terminal ileum/cecum area. I said "had" because I have had 2 resections and had approx 17" of the area removed.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.


indigosunrise
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   Posted 6/26/2008 12:58 PM (GMT -7)   
Thanks for your replies everyone!

I had the capsule endoscopy done yesterday...I am curious if anything will show up on it. The thought of having it in both bowels scares me, to be honest.

If I had it in both, do you think my pain would be worse? Like constant?
 
Maybe I just think and worry too much...

Rider Fan
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   Posted 6/26/2008 1:03 PM (GMT -7)   
No, not necessarly. That's why they are doing the capsule endoscopy, to see where it is.
Dx'ed in 1999. No surgeries.

Current meds: 75 mg 6MP. 20mg prednisone.  Udo's Choice Probiotics (30 billion).

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