wisdom teeth removal/tonsilectomy and crohns???

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   Posted 11/25/2008 1:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Just wondering who developed crohns after they had their wisdom teeth removed or their tonsils?
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   Posted 11/25/2008 1:16 PM (GMT -6)   
Hey Navy....how are you doing???

I had my tonsils out in 4th grade and my wisdom teeth out my first year of college. I was not diagnosed until 4 years after the wisdom teeth. However, I know I showed signs as early as between 5 and 12 years of age. I can not think that I have a link between the two.
Dx'd '90 (emergency rupture), symptoms ignored long before that, '03 fistulas and bad flagyl reactions, B12 weekly, Pentasa [until I surrender to the bigger meds]
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   Posted 11/25/2008 1:39 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my wisdom teeth out at 16 or 17 and dx at 22. But I'm pretty sure I had symptoms before that.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 1:41 PM (GMT -6)   
I haven't had my tonsils out. I had my wisdom teeth removed after I was diagnosed with crohn's.

My tonsils were never a problem when I was a kid. However, in the last few years they have enlarged and gotten very "crypty" and full of pockets. They never hurt, so I don't know what's going on there.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 2:24 PM (GMT -6)   
Had my tonsils removed when I was 7 years old and my wisdom teeth in my last year of university. I was diagnosed 4 years years later. Have never heard of a connection between these three things.

32-year-old female diagnosed with CD in 2001.
Currently taking Pentasa 1g x 4 times daily. Started Remicade July 2008.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 6:30 PM (GMT -6)   
Still have teeth and tonsils but here's something I DO find pretty interesting. When I'm starting to flare, my tonsils sort of swell. The back of my mouth/throat that can be seen gets sort of pocket like. I KNOW food gets caught in the pockets and can (sorry for the ew factor) create suction in my throat/mouth to get the food particles out (also causes bad breath for which no amount of brushing and flossing and gargling will get rid of unless I get the food out). I noticed this years ago when I was sick for six months before I ended up having all those surgeries and whatnot. I'd feel itching toward the back of my throat and look and see white specks on those puffy areas at the back of your throat. When I recently had that pretty awful flare (I "think" the Crohns is remissioned at the moment), it happened pretty bad again.

Otherwise, how ARE you? Hope you're getting everything worked out and feeling okay.
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Currently trying to figure out hip and knee joint pain.
Have lost in these surgeries: appendix, 8 in. intestine, R fallopian tube, gallbladder, 10 in. intestine
Dx'd: February 2007.
Pentasa (and much mental screaming)

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   Posted 11/25/2008 10:08 PM (GMT -6)   
Had upper 2 wisdom teeth removed at 16. Still dealing with the lower wisdom teeth. Have not had tonsils removed either. However, after my 3rd pregnancy my teeth took a drastic turn and started to crumble. This happened to my mother at about the same age as I am now. I currently wear a full top denture.
Dx'd Jan'06, 1st Resection 7/06, Humira, Imuran, B12 injections, Nexium, Lexapro, Nulev, Glucosamine, Multi-Vitamin, Calcium Citrate, Ultracet. Secondary conditions: Psorasis, Osteoarthritis, Fibromyalgia, Lactose Intolerant, gallstones, kidney stones & peri-menopausal.

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   Posted 11/25/2008 10:31 PM (GMT -6)   
My wisdom teeth came in very late in life, in my mid to late 30's, so no correlation with my CD. I still have these pesky tonsils, which often get inflamed.
I developed my first "Classic IBD" flare-up a few moths after suffering from an Epstein Barr infection ( "Mono" or something very like it...). Before, there were vauge indications of something wrong.
BTW, I found recently that one of these blasted Wisdom teeth is still here! But not causing major problems.


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   Posted 11/30/2008 8:03 PM (GMT -6)   
I had my wisdom teeth out at age 19.   Didn't develop Crohn's until age 31 but coincidently just after I had tubal ligation surgery.  My theory is that the intrusion into my abdomen & surgical clips that were left set off my immune system.  After 6 months of low grade symptoms I was found to have intussception & had  a small bowel resection.  That seemed to really set off my Crohn's & it was uncontrollable until I was put on Remicade.  That has worked well for over 3 years now. 

34 yo, Diagnosed 6/2005.  Ileocolic resection.  Tried Asacol, Pentasa, & Imuran.  Crohn's fistulized, used Cipro & Flagyl (w/side effect of neuropathy).  Started Remicade 8/2005 & doing much better.  Upped to every 6 weeks due to breakthrough symptoms at 7 weeks.  Possible flareup from flu shot 11/06.  Occasional gallbladder issues. 

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