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Do I have Crohn's? Frequent bowel movements. Please help me.
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Do I have Crohn's? Frequent bowel movements. Please help me.

I'm a 30 year old ophthalmologist and I've had idiopathic iritis 6 years ago and an anal fistula 2 years ago.  During my workup for iritis, I was HLA B27 negative.  I asked my colorectal surgeon 2 years ago if I was at risk for Crohn's because of the iritis history and he said no since I didn't have diarrhea or constipation.  Well, I go poo ~4 times/day, but mostly out of habit.  It's not diarrhea.  I could probably go less often if I wanted to.  I've just been going poo pretty often for as long as I can remember.  Can an expert tell me their thoughts on this?  I have no abdominal pain, no diarrhea, no constipation, no skin lesions, no other medical problems.  Thank you.
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Hi,
Since you have had iritis and fistula,  the possibility of having Crohn's disease disease.
Crohn's disease can affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract - from mouth to anus.
You have already had anal fistula.
You discuss with your doctor regarding the tests for Crohn's disease.
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