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   Posted 12/10/2007 10:16 AM (GMT -7)   
Weird question, but does anyone know if it can be possible to have either Crohn's or UC but have it so mildly that it doesn't show up in the blood or on biopsies? 
Thanks a bunch!  :-)

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   Posted 12/10/2007 12:45 PM (GMT -7)   
Yes. There are a lot of people here who were undiagnosed for a long time because nothing showed up on the tests. Did your doctor tell you you have IBS? What symptoms are telling you it might be Crohn's or UC?

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   Posted 12/10/2007 3:02 PM (GMT -7)   

Thanks Zazucat!

I have Episcleritis of the eye in both eyes for about 6 months now that keeps returning when I stop the corticosteriod drops.  Anyhow my Internist said Crohn's commonly causes that so I went through the scopes and they found inflammation in a few places but the biopsies did not confirm Crohn's or UC. Anyhow I have other symptoms--"D" at least once a day almost everyday, flatulence, nauseau, I get mouth sores, have had anal/rectal bleeding before, pain under my rib cage on both sides, pain near my navel, etc.  Maybe I am just paranoid because I want an answer for my eyes and I worry what if I could have Crohn's or UC and the tests show nothing and I have to live on steriod eye drops for a while?  Maybe I  just need to be patient till they can figure out what is causing the eye ordeal.  I've lived with the eye problem for 6 months now--I can live with it longer.  Kind of frustrating though! 

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   Posted 12/10/2007 3:40 PM (GMT -7)   
Hi I was told I had IBS for 27 years then CD in Jan. I had abcess and fistula and blockage. I had no problem getting DX in Jan. but who knows hoe long CD was there. I would just keep getting tested every so often to make sure that it doesn't show up ay a later date and be aware of the symnptoms of IBD. Hope this helps . lol gail

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   Posted 12/10/2007 4:07 PM (GMT -7)   
I'm being treated with pentasa without any concrete evidence in blood work or biopsies. I have a low level of p-ANCA that hasn't impressed anyone. My doctor is basing his decision to treat me on my symptoms and my response to a trial of medication.
10 years, many tests, 3 gi doctors, Pentasa 1000mg 3x day
diovan, simvastatin and now trying good ol' zoloft

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