Do I have chrons?

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   Posted 12/10/2009 7:40 PM (GMT -6)   
Not sure if anyone knows the answer to this.....I recently had a colonoscopy and was diagnosed with proctitis.  But then my doctor ordered the new 7 panel IBD test for me.  The nurse called me and told me that my results were consistent with IBD and chrons.  I haven't had my follow up appt yet but I'm trying to figure out if this means I have chrons.  I don't have the actual numbers from my test yet.  Any ideas?  Thanks!!

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Date Joined Oct 2009
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   Posted 12/10/2009 7:44 PM (GMT -6)   
I don't think you'll know for sure until you discuss it with your GI!
female 19, diagnosed crohns december 2008
erythema nodosum
currently taking 40mg prednisone, then imuran or remicade when i taper
feeling scare about side effects but will be happy to feel better :)

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Date Joined Mar 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2009 8:14 AM (GMT -6)   
I would assume your GI took biopsies during the scope. If so, ask what they showed. If they showed granulomas, that is a very strong indicator that points to Crohns. If not, it would not rule it out.

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Date Joined Sep 2006
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   Posted 12/11/2009 4:17 PM (GMT -6)   
You have probably already figured this out Erica, but diagnosing Crohn's Disease is difficult. I sometimes think it is as much art as science. Try not to worry about it too much while waiting for your dr appointment as worry does harm but no good.

Good luck with your appt. and please let us know how it goes.

I feel a whole lot more the way I do now than I did a little while ago.
Crohn's Dx April 2006. Pentasa and Entocort EC

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