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Date Joined Feb 2009
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:26 PM (GMT -7)   
I wrote here about a month ago.  My doctor diagnosed me with Irritable Bowel, but the lump I had in my abdomen made me go to a GI specialist.  He's wants to rule out cancer with a colonoscopy, but I think he thinks it could be Chrone's.  He did say he really didn't think it was cancer, but he did say it could be Chrone's.  IBD does not run in my family, but everything is starting to look that way.  They say that Chrone's usually starts after a GI bug, well in Dec I was throwing up like mad and Jan is when I got the lump and the constipation that comes with it.  The lump comes and goes, unfortunately it's usually there.  My symptoms include constipation and this big (pain in the A--) lump on my lower right side which sometimes aches.  I'm scared and worried and I know until it's diagnosed there's not much advise you can give me, but I wanted to write my worries down for people that have probably been worried like me in the past.
Thanks for listening (or in this case, reading)

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Date Joined Apr 2008
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   Posted 4/20/2009 5:44 PM (GMT -7)   
I know it's really hard before diagnosis and all of the possibilities run through your head without any sort of reprieve...let us know what your results say and in the mean time stay as well as you can? You'll be in my thoughts.
Best wishes to you!!
20 years old, Diagnosed with moderate to severe Crohn's and Colitis in May of 2008.
Currently taking:
Prednisone 10 mg, pentasa 2 pills 4x a day, bentyl as needed, omeprazole in the morning, prenatal multivitamin, humira every other week, and Align probiotics given to me by my GI.
Surgery for ectopic pregnancy most likely the result of severe Crohn's inflammation in July of 2008.
Diet almost completely without refined sugars, wheat, flour, gluten, high lactose dairy, and/or junk food in general.
Learning how to live again.
"He who has a why to live for can bear with almost any how."

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Date Joined Jul 2005
Total Posts : 733
   Posted 4/20/2009 7:39 PM (GMT -7)   
Of course we all hope that your diagnosis will be something short and simple and NOT crohn's, but you know where to find us. I'll be sending good thoughts your way.
27f, dx'd CD July '05 after 6 fistula/abscess surgeries
Remicade '05 through '08, with no other maintenance meds
Noticing a real difference with a Gluten-Free diet.
Currently on:
Cimzia (started 2-12-09)
Probiotics, Digestive Enzymes, Forvia vitamins, and calcium chewies
Prednisone free, again! WHOOPIE!

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