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05-21-2016, 02:32 PM   #1
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Weight gain with crohns

I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2007. About a week ago I found out I have crohn's. Getting scoped from both ends on Tuesday. I have always had a hard time gaining weight but found out I have gained about 20 pounds. Is weight gain a symptom of crohn? I am not on any medications for crohn's yet
05-21-2016, 02:55 PM   #2
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There are some who gain weight with crohn's. I do believe it is far more common for us to lose weight though. I lost 40 pounds at the start of mine in a very short time, and then it took literally decades to get it back. Having said that though I have since gotten back to my high school weight and it has gone on healthily. I am on remicade and imuran for my crohn's.
05-21-2016, 03:39 PM   #3
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I was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis in 2007. About a week ago I found out I have crohn's. Getting scoped from both ends on Tuesday. I have always had a hard time gaining weight but found out I have gained about 20 pounds. Is weight gain a symptom of crohn? I am not on any medications for crohn's yet
Were you misdiagnosed at first? I have never heard of anyone with both. I have always lost weight every time I have had a flare.
05-21-2016, 03:44 PM   #4
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Were you on any steroids when you were diagnosed with ulcerative colitis? They can cause you to gain weight.
05-21-2016, 04:56 PM   #5
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I have found that sometimes when I'm cramping in this one spot it helps to eat. I have also found that there is a point in between an attack and feeling ok that i just crave everything for a week and nothing helps; during this time the more i poop the better I feel.
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