How do you know if you should be tested for chrons my grandfather had it my uncle and my other uncle is the worse he takes so many pills in a day and lives off percocet has had more surgerys than i can count. i was pregnant last year and i thought the diarrhea i had was a symptom of that, after the baby it continued, then i had gall stones and had my gall bladder taken out so i said maybe the diarrhea was from that it has slowed down a lot and i don't have it everyday anymore but still do get it i had it everyday for over a year. i am going through a divorce so i also thought maybe stress but i don't want to take a chance with chrons cause my uncle has come close to death many times. what are the symptoms and how do i know if i should be tested and how do they test you
Yes, you should be tested. There is a genetic test to see if you have the gene.
Also, a colonoscopy is in order. See a gi dr.
My first symptoms in 2000/2001 were just diarrhea. Then later I had what I thought was a flu attack. Chills to the point I was freezing. Of course I had fever and the next day I was washed out, like I had run a marathon.
No pain, except looking back I did have back pain which I just thougt was that, back pain.
I was diagnosed with chrons and my symptoms started to flare up. In January 2007 I was having pains, losing weight, no appetite. After taking antibiotics quite a few times my dr (gi) started me on Remicade. I was starting to feel like a different person. Then in March I developed a bladder infection, took meds, didn't clear up. Went to a specialist who look inside and found what he thought was a fistula (this happens with chrons).
So it was decided that I would have to have it fixed along with a bowel resection. He did lapo but the surgery was much more than he thought it would be and I had to have 2 units of blood afterward and was in the hopsital for 7 day. They also found cancer in the infected bowel, but it was caught early and I only see the oncologist every 4 months, no treatment. I am feeling great at least for now. So do see a gi dr.
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