Hello and welcome to HW. Like states above, I think the object is to have a colonoscopy when in a flare.
When I was first dx, I was so sick and could barely walk almost wheelchair bound. It took the docs
3 months to figure out what was wrong with me. When I finally got sent in the right directions
and had my first colonoscopy, my colon was so bad I was admitted in the hospital pronto and
told I had crohn's. Well after I wasn't getting better on just predisone, he referred me to
a GI doc who specializes in Crohn's, my first few scopes with him he really didn't think I had crohn's.
But was treating me for it. Until once I was finally having a bad flare and he did a scope and
saw it. Good luck and I really hope your partner gets solid answer soon.
Oh I also had the blood test for it and my test came out as I didn't have crohn's. Its a crazy
disease thats for sure.
Living with Crohn's Disease since Jan./2000
I'm a true Crohnie with IBS and Arthrities too. I have Crohn's very mild compared to a lot of Crohn's people.
Meds I have tried: Too many to list- LOL
Meds currently on: Tramadol for the pain
Cimzia Injections. Just started on 9/30/2009