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.
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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