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Mrs M
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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:01 PM (GMT -6)   
Hi all
I am wondering if constipation is a 'symptom' of chron's disease? I have just being diagnoised with this illness and am very worried about it.....anyhow if you could let me know I would appreciate it. I will not be on line as I am going back to the UK for a whiile but will check in.
Mrs M

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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:36 PM (GMT -6)   


Yes...constipation can be a symptom of  Crohn's....I go back and forth between diar. and const... I am pretty new to this also....There are lots of people here that will help you!!

age 41,diagnosed with CD in 11/07, Rx Pentasa 4000mg and Remicade.

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   Posted 3/29/2009 2:40 PM (GMT -6)   
It seems that C is the lesser known symptom of Crohn's. DS 13 went undiagnosed for over a year by his pediatrician who only tested for Crohn's when ds fell way off his growth chart...
13 y.o. ds diagnosed with Crohn's this year.
My father and sister have it too.
DS is currently on Pentasa, Perinethol and Euro-Fer. Hoping to see some improvement soon...

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   Posted 3/29/2009 3:05 PM (GMT -6)   
Constipation can be a symptom of crohn's as odd as it seems only because even in the media (which isn't enough exposure to this disease) they only ever speak of crohnies having severe D all the time, when infact there are plenty of crohnies that have only ever experianced constipation and never even experianced D.

My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)

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   Posted 3/29/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
I never had D, but then I have been odd in many ways with this!
49 y/o woman.  Diagnosed 4/06 after colonscopy, SBFT, CT-scan all showed crohns. 3 months later, after pred and remicade, all tests showed no crohns. December '06 had adhesions cut through a laparoscopy. Now taking Glycolax, Ultra Fiber Plus, Florastor, and DHEA. Have become gluten-free diet per naturopath's tests.

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   Posted 3/29/2009 4:20 PM (GMT -6)   
I go back and forth and frankly feel worse with the Con. than the D. That's just me. But thru stool softeners and diet I can control them both a lot better these days.
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