Do i have crohns?

by Kasie
(Missouri)

I have been hving abdominal pain for most of my life but never investigated. I either have a bowel movement 10 times a day or every 10 days. I have pain every day of my life can any1 tell me some symptoms?

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by: Annette Young

Hello,

Thank you for your question. I'm sorry to hear that you are having lots of pain and that in fact you have had a lot of abdominal pain in your life to date. I would strongly suggest that you do go to the doctors and that you take a list of all of your symptoms with you as this can make it easier for the doctor to decide on a course of action.

If you do have Crohn's disease, it is too serious a condition to ignore. I don't want to frighten you, but ignoring it will not stop any internal damage occurring, and just by going to the doctors you may find that if the tests are positive, the doctors are able to prescribe you with some medicine that will help to alleviate the symptoms and to give you your life back.

I know it's probably a very scary time but you need to face up to it. Crohn's affects people very differently but it is highly likely that there will be treatment out there for you and that can make a big difference. Sadly the head in the sand approach is not going to make it go away.

Obviously at this stage it could be a number of conditions and this is why you need to go and get a diagnosis. Sometimes just knowing what it is that you're dealing with can make it easier. You're able to make informed choices by reading up on the condition and ascertaining how the disease affects you personally. There may be some foods that you are eating that are triggering off an attack.

There are many different triggers-spicy foods, food that is hard to digest, smoking, and alcohol as an example so by looking at your diet as a whole and, also your lifestyle choices, you may find that there are things that you do everyday that is responsible for this.

Please do go to the doctors however and see what they have to say, it may not be Crohn's but if it is, then you can start doing something about it.

I wish you the best of luck,
Annette

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