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04-04-2016, 02:21 PM   #1
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Crohns

Crohn's disease?

Fatigue, cramping around belly button and lower right abdomen, anemia, vitamin d deficiency, diarrhea ( sometimes bright green), red knots on legs, joint pain, mouth ulcers, possible fistula?

These are my symptoms. I go the dr on Monday to talk to my dr and possibly start testing.

It started about 6 years ago ( I was 21) with the red knots on my legs. They later abscessed. I was told staph and treated with antibiotics. They went away. They do however randomly come and go, although never broke open again. I was told probably just bad immune system now Bc of staph. I started having diarrhea a lot then too but was also almost 300 pounds, depressed and figured it was Bc I was so unhealthy. Went away for a while then started having random ulcers and mouth sore and sore throats. Chalked it up to allergies. I also was diagnosed with Anemia and Vit d deficiencies. Fast forward a few years, still having weird symptoms, figured I was just unhealthy and over weight. Lost 124 pounds. When I was eating healthier, didn't have as many symptoms. A couple weeks ago they started coming back though. Possibly flare up I guess? Worse than before. D a few times a day, sometimes bright green. Stomach pain around belly button and lower right, soooo tired and always cold. I have a 18 month old DD and I feel like I've been a horrible mom

I also have what I now thing is a fistula around my anus. When I had the red knots and the abscessed I also had one there. After it healed the skin there was really rough and lumpy but never caused any pain. I honestly just thought scar tissue Bc of the type of skin. I have scars all over my legs too from them. However last week it's gotten really red, swollen, hot, itchy ect. And now looks "cracked"

My Aunt has UC. Just found out. She's the one who helped me put it all together and suggested Crohns

Like I said, I go to the dr Monday. I'm nervous Nd scared and I just want to get healthy so I can feel better for my little girl. I just want answers. Anyone experience any of this? Advice? Thanks. Sorry so long.
04-04-2016, 02:29 PM   #2
Trysha
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Hi...sorry to hear you are so poorly.
Hopefully you will be able to hear an initial possible diagnosis from your doctor
Expect lots of tests necessary for proper diagnosis.
Some of your symptoms could be suggestive of an IBD but we are patients like you on the forum and can only compare notes with each other.
It is natural to feel afraid of the unknown but it's a good start to find out what is going on when you see the specialist on Monday....that's today ? Or next week?
Let us know how things go for you
Feel better soon
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Trysha
04-04-2016, 03:01 PM   #3
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Hi...sorry to hear you are so poorly.
Hopefully you will be able to hear an initial possible diagnosis from your doctor
Expect lots of tests necessary for proper diagnosis.
Some of your symptoms could be suggestive of an IBD but we are patients like you on the forum and can only compare notes with each other.
It is natural to feel afraid of the unknown but it's a good start to find out what is going on when you see the specialist on Monday....that's today ? Or next week?
Let us know how things go for you
Feel better soon
Hugs
Trysha

Yes Next week. If I feel worse though or more pain I'll go on to the hospital. Not waiting lol. When looking on Crohns I feel like I have everyone of the symptoms listed. I don't know if it's Bc I really have or if I just desperately want answers. Answers that aren't the big C word. I try to tell myself it's unlikely to be that Bc I've had it off and on for 6 years and if it was i probably wouldn't still be here without treatment. Thanks for your reply. I will keep you updated at least if I do have it I have found a support forum
04-04-2016, 03:34 PM   #4
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