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Date Joined May 2009
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   Posted 5/4/2009 2:04 PM (GMT -7)   
Hello, and I am sorry to bother you guys about this, but I feel its better to ask then just wonder about this.

First a little about me, I am a 19 year old girl from Norway, who's wondering a bit about Crohn's Disease for many reasons, I've been reading about a bit, mostly because my dad was diagnosed with Crohn's Disease a couple of years back which was pretty hard on me.

I was wondering if Crohn's Disease can be inherited through genes, and if so, how likely is it?
Secondly, I actually stumbled upon this forum because I've been chipping off bits and pieces of some of my teeth for apparently no reason at all lately, and I google'd it.. Guess which forum popped up first on google, and seing my dad had CD, It kind of struck home, I might just be highly paranoid here but it freaked me out.

Other things which has bothered me lately, well.. for a while.. is stomach pains, or something around that area.. sometimes its almost unbearable to deal with and I just feel like lying down on the floor curled up in a little ball crying my eyes out.. or screaming.
and I don't know if this is relevant, but I also suffer with alot of random joint pains, mostly my knees and my wrists.

Well, I hope this didn't seem to silly, but I just kind of want to know if this is something worth going to the doctor with, or if I should just let it go as a random fit of paranoia with a side of concern for my dad.

Thanks in advance for any advice/comments.

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Date Joined Aug 2006
Total Posts : 443
   Posted 5/4/2009 2:14 PM (GMT -7)   
Unfortunately, it does seem like you have some symptoms that could be Crohn's disease. Of course it doesn't seem silly, and you should definitely go to the doctor. Whatever it is, Crohn's or not, pain that has you curled up in a little ball or screaming definitely needs to be treated! Regarding your other question, there is a strong genetic component to Crohn's disease. Around 20% to 25% of people with Crohn's have a relative with the disease.

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Date Joined Mar 2009
Total Posts : 20
   Posted 5/4/2009 5:08 PM (GMT -7)   
To answer your question about CD being inherited... Yes im an example of it. I was just recently diagnosed. My mother has had CD since she was 18. & yes your symptoms seem like you have CD.... i would deffinitely get that checked out especially since your father has it.... if you have any questions not that id be able to help im new to this... but i could be a friend haha =D
Age: 17
Diagnosed: 2008
Problems: since 2005
Medicines: Pentasa, and i was on Entocort but it made me crazy.

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Date Joined Feb 2005
Total Posts : 455
   Posted 5/4/2009 6:16 PM (GMT -7)   
All the above..have the doctor check your teeth too, your too young for that :(
SCD since 01, remission since 01, occasional random junk food breaks :)
No meds ever.

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