I have seen your posts on the Arthritis forum, Welcome to the Crohn's Forum! First, please don't take this the wrong way, but you are just going to have to give up your reluctance to talk about
poo, your fistula/abscess issue, and the other uncomfortable issues. The end goal is to be able to enjoy life with your son without worrying about
BMs, bathroom availability, etc.
The GI will most defintiely want to do a colonoscopy if you describe to him what you have told us. Most give a combo of meds that make a person unaware of what has happened. I never recall the procedure or any pain that might happen when I have it. Whether this is food allergies as opposed to inflammatory bowel disease is not possible to determine until you have a colonoscopy.
In terms of diet, when a person has either Crohn's or ulcerative colitis, a lot depends where the disease is located in the intestinal tract. Also, what bothers one person might not bother another. The best you can do is start a food diary. Record what you eat and what happens after you eat it. It's likely a pattern will emerge telling you what foods cause you the most problems. about
a third of people with Crohn's have it in a specific portion of the intestines called the terminal ileum [TI]. Active disease in that area can really be impacted by fibrous foods. Raw fruits and veggies can often cause pain and diarrhea when a person has inflammation in the TI.
Personally, eggs has always been one of the food I can tolerate. For one stretch of time it was about
the only way I got protein. However, some others with disease in a similar area to mine might experience the opposite reaction.
I hope this helps. Should you have nore questions we would be most happy to help. Most of us are quite comfortable talking about
these "icky" symptoms. LOL
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