Hey, thank you everyone for your replies! They were very helpful and I feel better knowing I am not alone. I go to my doc in 2 weeks so I will let you know what goes on.....
Interestingly enough, my boyfriend has Crohns and he had been symptom-free for almost 20 years, and this past Spring he had another flare-up, (the tummy-aches, "D", imflammation of small intestine) but it's been controlled now w/ the use of meds. (he is on 6 a day!). He feels fine, and is active and in good shape.... you would never know that him (or myself!) had anything "wrong". We've talked about having kids in the future (after marriage, etc) and we are hesitant because him having Crohns, his sister having spastic colon, my father having Collitis, and myself having IBS, we worry we would give our poor child a bad GI gene! I would be very interested to learn more about the genetic factor as well!
Those tests sound fine, w/ the exception of the colonoscopy. Ugh. My b/f has had 3 and while he said they weren't "nice", it was't too bad. I just hope they would dope me up w/ Versed so I wouldn't remember anything!!
Thanks again for your replies!!
Take care and I will be checking back on this board tonight. I see a lot of info here!
Post Edited (mdgirl) : 12/2/2005 10:37:14 AM (GMT-7)