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35/f proud single mom of 2
Diagnosed with GERD/Acid Reflex 2002
Diagnosed with IBS 2007
Diagnosed with UC, then Crohn’s 2008
Richard, unfortunately, Crohn's is one of those things that often takes a long time to diagnose and they rule out a lot of other things first. I responded to your other thread and mentioned in there that it took them 8 yrs to diagnose me. They usually start by thinking it's IBS, your gallbladder, possibly GYN related problems for women or even that it's all in your head. They did every test they knew to do twice on me and removed by gallbladder before telling me to see another GI. He did a capsule endoscopy and I was diagnosed within a few months of seeing him.
My boss's daughter had the same symptoms as me and I advised her on who to see and what to ask and she was diagnosed almost immediately! Just learn as much as you can and be open with the doctor and hopefully you will get answers sooner than many of us did. You being knowledgable about it will definitely increase your changes of getting a proper diagnosis sooner than it would take otherwise.
Post Edited (Kittikatt) : 2/26/2009 1:16:23 PM (GMT-7)
my husband had similar symptoms and he had colitis. whatever dr. you go to, he/she has to listen to you. we are lucky in that we found a dr. that tested until he had an answer, there was no "wait and see." As my mother always told me, the dr. doesn't feel your pain or discomfort it's easy for them to say wait it out. But if I were you, I'd demand action, we have to be assertive when it comes to our health.