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Date Joined Aug 2007
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   Posted 11/16/2007 9:35 AM (GMT -7)   
My first question is when all of you have had a colonoscopy does it throw your crohns for a loop. I was going to the bathroom for days after, like I was right after the meds.
Also, I just changed doctors and she said I didn't have to have a colonoscopy unless I had a problem. My last doctor did one every 3 years. What do other doctors do?
Diagnosed with crones for 3 years. Pentasa put it in remission. Disease is now active again, going on 6mp. Still able to live every day to it's fullest.

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Date Joined Apr 2005
Total Posts : 14995
   Posted 11/16/2007 10:27 AM (GMT -7)   
I usually have cramping and some D for a couple of days afterwards and then everything calms down again. As for how often, my doc only does them when I am having problems.
Been living with Crohn's Disease for 32 years.  Currently on Asacol, Prilosec 60 mg, Estrace, Prinivil, Diltiazem, Percoset prn for pain and Calcium.  Resections in 2002 and 2005.  Recently diagnosed with Fibromyalgia and doing tests to see if I have Inflammatory Arthritis or AS.

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Date Joined Feb 2007
Total Posts : 1010
   Posted 11/16/2007 10:41 AM (GMT -7)   
It depends on where your crohn's is located and how long you have had the disease. After 10 years, especially if you have colonic involvement, the standard is to have colonoscopies at a regular interval to screen for cancer.

30+ years living with Crohn's.

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Date Joined Oct 2007
Total Posts : 208
   Posted 11/16/2007 12:24 PM (GMT -7)   
I had one a few months back and didn't have any side-effects. Having another one on the 26th, i'll let you know! I'm dreading the prep already:(
26 year old female; diagnosed with severe Crohn's in Sept. 2007-suspected that I've had it for at least 3 yrs; diagnosed with anemia Aug. 2007.
Pentasa 500mg/8x daily; Entocort 3mg/3x daily; Percocet/Ultram for pain; Protonix 40mg---was on Flagyl/Cipro for two weeks,(a few weeks ago), was supposed to be on it for three weeks but the cramping and diarrhea it caused made me stop
Prednisone 20mg and tapering, back on the Entocort...
Neurontin 6 capsules/day
Ferrous Sulfate 325mg/daily for anemia
Bentyl, 3x/day
Azathioprine 3x/day

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