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Hello all.. 30 yrs old male, been diagnosed today with IBD after a sigmoidoscopy and waiting for biopsy results. Doctor said it is likely Crohn's. I'd like to know the life expectancy of these conditions
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Hi!
Normally IBD and Crohn’s do not alter your life expectancy. However, you will need to take control of your diet for life. Also, you will need to be on medications on and off. Crohn’s can also affect skin, joints etc.Medications and right diet are necessary for keeping the Crohn’s under control. Other than this you can lead a pretty normal life. Hope this helps. Take care!

The medical advice given should not be considered a substitute for medical care provided by a doctor who can examine you. The advice may not be completely correct for you as the doctor cannot examine you and does not know your complete medical history. Hence this reply to your post should only be considered as a guiding line and you must consult your doctor at the earliest for your medical problem.
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What i am afraid of is surgeries.. and have a history of depression and anxiety, been on ssri's, currently asacol 400mg 2 x 4 for 3 days and symptoms gone. Prior to this i had a CT colonography, would the CT detect advanced Crohn's disease like narrowings etc? Thanks
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