colonoscopy good or bad???

by Aaron
(Birmingham)

hi everyone


i am 20 years old and have had crohns for 4 years , i had one major flare up when i was diagnosed with it and then for 2 years i was fine but stopped taking my pentasa, now in september 2009 i had another flare up reaching 50 on crc results and after 7 weeks on steriod treatment i still reaching 50 on crc results.....

my doctor has spoken about having another baruim to see if surgery is the answer, i have read about this surgery colonoscopy and how some people have woken up in night in tears and pain due to sticthes coming open inside....others say after there is no difference pain is still there

i live a very active lifestyle working everyday from 4am-3pm then breakdance in the evenings (which puts alot of pressure on my stomach) going to sleep at 11.30 every night......

is surgery good or bad? i hate the thought of them doing surgery and then in 5 months time another flare up happens all the pain for nothing??

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NEEDED
by: Anonymous

CT SCAN, BARIUM TESTS, COLONOSCOPY, ALL ARE NEEDED AND WILL HAPPEN IF YOU WANT THEM TO OR NOT. CROHNS TELLS YOU WHAT TO DO. BUT DONT WORRY. IVE HAD CROHNS FOR 21 YEARS WITH TWO RESECTION SURGERIES. MY NEXT RESECTION SURGERY IS ON MONDAY. I USED TO DO 300 SIT UPS AT A TIME. NOW I DO 37..(MAX) DUE TO STOMACH MUSCLES BEING CUT TWICE WITH SURGERY. YOUR BREAKDANCING WILL RESUME AFTER YOU HEAL. AFTER ALL THESE TESTS AND SURGERIES IN THE PAST, REMICADE WAS A MIRACLE WORKER FOR A BUNCH OF YEARS. NOW I WILL CHANGE TO HUMIRA DUE TO A LAPSE IN CARE. (YOU CANT JUST GO BACK ON THESE DRUGS WHEN YOU FEEL LIKE IT). DONT DELAY OR YOUR CROHNS WILL MAKE UP YOUR MIND FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK.

colonoscopy important tool
by: mitchell ferbin

I have crohns for over 30 years.in 1988 i had bowel resection due to major bleeding!colonoscopys are needed to keep tabs on your crohns.ask your dr about cimzia,better than humara.i been taking cimzia almost a year,my crohns is in remision

up to you
by: Suzanne

Hi there, its suzanne here. Hope u are ok. Its hard having crohns ive had it 10 yrs & before it im now 21.. I had my son 5 years ago & 2 my amazement things changed for the better. I was virtually hospital bound before i ever got pregnant & had my son, it was like my 2nd home. Im on pentasa the last 10 years, when ive a flare up i usually take the prednisolone. My cousin had the op & she says it was the best descison she ever made, also my late grandad had it & his lifestyle never changed. Like i always say when people cimpare 2 people who have crohns everyone is different. But my advice 2 u is u know whats best for your body, ive never heard of anyone having nightmares either. Your lucky u can have a lifestyle at all With crohns, i admire u 4 that & all the best. Thankfully its been 1 year since my last flare up & my do i count myself lucky. Things could have been worse. Would love 2 know how u get on & what desicion u make. But belive me hun its totally up 2 u. add me on facebook if u want would love 2 know more or if u need talk im ere... Take care & all the best.. suzzanne2138@yahoo.ie

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