I have to disagree with Valerie on the colonoscopy being the only way to tell. CD can be any where through out the entire digestive system, the colonoscopy can only see the colon and into a small portion of the small intestine. If the disease is active further up, the colonoscopy will not show anything and will yield negative results. Just warning you that you may be in for further testing.
CD 20 years officially, 30 unofficially. 3 resections '93, '95 '97
Managing with strict low residue diet, keeping symptoms to a minimum. All test show small amount of ulceration, still have occasional blockages. But still have a great time with my 2 daughters and husband!
Prednisone, 6MP,Prevacid, B12 shots, Bentyl, Xifaxan.....