That's a question I've been curious about
Every time I see my GI, he comes in the rooms and says, "So! How's the Crohn's doing?" If I've been feeling good, I say that. But if I've been having bouts with loose bowels or diarrhea, he'll say something like, "Well, it sounds like your Colitis is acting up."
From what I can gather, my DISEASE is Crohn's. But when my bowels are active, that means my colon is inflamed. And since Colitis, by definition, means INFLAMMATION OF THE COLON, I think he's referring to the specific issue I'm having. Whereas, when I get a skin rash that's obviously related to my Crohn's, he might say, "Well, it looks lkke your Eczema is acting up."
Did that make any sense?!
Diagnosed in October, 2003 at age 31.
Currently taking Colazal, Nexium, One-A-Day multivitamin
Secondary conditions: mouth ulcers, joint pain, extreme fatigue