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mhmilligan
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   Posted 4/8/2008 1:53 AM (GMT -6)   
If i have a Parent with Ulcerative Colitis should i be tested for it. and what kind of tests gets done for this?
 
My other parent has Crohn's Disease also
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Asia
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   Posted 4/8/2008 3:16 AM (GMT -6)   
Hi, it would depend on what sort of symptoms you have already. I see you suffer from Irritable Bowel, IBS can have similar symptoms to Crohn's and UC. The only thing that really sets them a part are blood and mucous. If you suffer ONLY from IBS you should never have blood or mucous in your stool.

Tests include a colonoscopy or an endoscopy.
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mhmilligan
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   Posted 4/8/2008 3:18 AM (GMT -6)   
thanks for answering i have never had Blood or mucus in my stool
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Red_34
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   Posted 4/8/2008 6:05 AM (GMT -6)   
There is no one real true test to see if you are going to be susceptible for an IBD. They think they might've found the gene that triggers IBD's but that is a fairly new thing. Yes, you have a higher chance of getting an IBD if one of your parents have it but it doesn't necessarily mean you will. Just be vigilent of your problems and if you should see any blood, no matter how small, be sure to report it to your doctor. I didn't mention the mucous because mucous production is normal for a colon and it can be especially abundant is someone with IBS - however if that mucous turns yellow/green/or red - then that could be another sign of IBD.


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