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Date Joined Dec 2005
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   Posted 2/2/2006 3:46 PM (GMT -6)   
I posted this in the Crohn's forum and I was wondering if anyone had any ideas.  Thanks for any input!!!!
I am diagnosed as IBS but here's my history:
-father has Chron's
-extreme bloating, indigestion, constipation/dierhea (sp?) which were my dad's main complaints pre-diagnosis (not everyone has the explosive D all the time)
-colonoscopy at age 17 (21 now) with no biopsies, found a few diverticula which the doctor later said he wasn't sure if that what it was (he was an idiot)
-mysterious staph infection that got into my bloodstream (sepsis) which ended up as two abscesses around my gluteal muscle.  No explanation, no cuts, nothing.  Was told that fall during volleyball could have caused it (no bruise, no cut, nothing).  This also happened to my dad for no reason, although the bacteria wasn't staph
-have had small bowel xray but no endoscope (how dad was diagnosed) plus every other possible test (having another colonoscopy soon)
-no marked weight loss but I stopped growing at age 12 and have always been skinny (5'2" 110 lb but I got huge boobs or else I'd weigh a lot less!).  There was a point when I was eating like crazy and couldn't gain weight and actually lost a few pounds for no reason
-diagnosed with anemia at one point with no explanation
-alot of thin loose BM's most of the time
There's more I can't think of now but I mean I have the intuition that this is what I have; i would probably not feel that way if I'd had more (and more conclusive) tests done, which I will be doing soon.  Anyone agree?

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   Posted 2/2/2006 4:08 PM (GMT -6)   
IMO I think you are going about it the right way with another scope........and a better doc lol........I have crohns and I am under 100 lbs and 5 ft 7 plus a wee bit ......I do have the EXPLOSIVE D all the time and severe pain.......I wish you all the best ......God Bless .Lyn.............On the crohns forum there was a thread about it being heriditary and I do believe it as it is in my family on my Mom 's side,but that is my opinion only not fact .....
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Date Joined Jun 2005
Total Posts : 2976
   Posted 2/3/2006 12:58 PM (GMT -6)   
I thought it WAS known that Crohn's was herditary? That's what I've always heard since my grandfather has/had two brothers with it and my aunt has it too.

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Date Joined Feb 2004
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   Posted 2/3/2006 2:11 PM (GMT -6)   
It is a known fact, it's written in my CCFC journal, which I've shared with the CD and UC forum.

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