Sorry about all my questions lately. I was just wondering if this has happened to anyone else. My last period was on July 17, 2007. I'm a virgin so there's no possibility of pregnancy (they still made me take a pregnancy test when I went for my colonoscopy). I'm almost 18 1/2, 5'6" and in my first year of college. I've always been really thin...right now I'm around 86-90 pounds =( ...so it was expected that I'd get my period later than everyone else. I believe I got it at the beginning of my junior year of high school in September of 2005. Anyway, since July 17 I haven't had a period. I went to the obgyn in either October or November and she did an internal exam (my first one...so awkward!) and she said everything looked fine. She said it could be due to the low weight, stress, and the internal problems I was having (the constipation and abdominal pain). If I didn't get a period by the end of December she said she thought maybe we should try a low dose of the birth control pill to bring one on. But my mom had to see her in January and while she was there she told her that I had been diagnosed with Chron's Disease and the obgyn said she was not really concerned about it. Honestly, I'm glad right now while dealing with the pain from the Crohn's that I don't have to deal with period cramps and wearing pads when my bum is uncomfortable enough (I'm too scared of tampons), but I'm also afraid...what if I never get my period again? What if I can't have kids later in life? Is this common..anyone else experience it? Am I getting ahead of myself? All comments welcome, thanks so much!!!
Female. 18 years old. Symptoms began 8/1/07. CT Scan clear. Chest X-ray clear. Endoscopy on 12/1/07 showed some gastritis; colonoscopy on the same date showed Crohn's in the biopsy. Symptoms include: pain in the gut, mouth sores (not present currently), excessive gas, a sore bum, anal skin tag, a Crohn's fissure, and a cough that's lasted for months (possibly related to acid reflux). No menstrual cycle present since 7/17/07 (& am not sexually active). Am currently on: Asacol, Flagyl, Protonix, and Prednisone. Am anemic. Current main problem: constant diarrhea.