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03-12-2012, 01:39 AM   #1
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Did you have surgeries prior to your Crohn's Disease diagnosis

I'm curious if you guys have had any surgeries prior to your Crohn diagnosis?

I've had 2 surgeries to remove the fallopian tubes, one fallopian tube was removed about 4 years ago and the other one 6 months before the Crohn diagnosis.
I'm just wondering if surgeries could compromise our immune system?

all the best,
03-12-2012, 03:10 PM   #2
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I had appendicitis and a cyst rupture on my ovary when I was 12 and had surgery to remove both. After that, I was never the same again. My GI thinks that could have shocked my body into the crohn's flaring. Crazy, huh?
Diagnosed with CD in 1999 at 15.

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03-27-2012, 06:10 AM   #3
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I have never had any problems before I had my first operation. With the first fallopian tube, I went into so much pain cause my husband had to call the ambulance. They cut me open straight away. they found one of the tubes twisted and dead. anyhow, I don't have anyone in my family with crohn. strange hey? and all of a sudden I'm having crohn

and I've notice something over the last few months. I don't know if it's common between women but in my case I start having Crohn symptoms few days before my period.
I remember before I've been diagosted I was having this kind of discomfort and pain (pain especially during my period) and I've always blamed on the period. strange again..

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03-27-2012, 07:58 AM   #4
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Had my appendix removed probably 5 years prior to being diagnosed. Kept going back to dr and ER and took me finally telling my PD I couldn't take it anymore before she sent me to GI dr. Don't think it lead to crohn's, just a misdiagnosis.
03-28-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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Mmm I got put to sleep for stitches in my arm and sholder when I was like 7 but that only because of dogbites, so I guess that doesn't realy count as surgery :/ otherwise nope.
03-28-2012, 01:09 AM   #6
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2 c sections just but I never had any bowel issues until after my last child was born. Although I have no gynae issues my crohns was always worse at my TOM.

Diagnosed Crohn's 2010
ileocecal resection 2010
Meds: Nil and in remission

03-28-2012, 01:33 AM   #7
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Age 2 my tear canal was clogged had eye surgery

Age 4 Ear tubes and adenoids out

Age 15 Broken leg 3 hour surgery and nails in my leg

Age 17 Remove the nails

Age 27 first c section

Age 29 second c section

Age 35 Crohns dx During apendectomy
03-28-2012, 05:03 AM   #8
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Hi All

I have had 5 bladder ops, 6 laporoscopy's for gynea reasons, ie diagnosis, endometriosis removal many times, sterilisation. Gall bladder removal, Abdominal hysterectomy. 2 benign breast lumps removed, lump under my arm & part of lymph gland removal. C section & 3 wisdom teeth removed (they caused & infection in my Jaw).
I am now supposed to be having a resection for crohns in TI.
Think I have had enough ops now.
[COLOR="Indigo"]Diagnosed with Crohn's in TI 2011
Bowel resection July 2012

03-28-2012, 09:10 AM   #9
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I had my tonsils removed at 6 years. Thats it!
03-28-2012, 01:00 PM   #10
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Fistulatomy. Wound would not heal for month's before my old GI started doing tests and Prometheus 7 came back positive for Crohn's.

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03-28-2012, 01:06 PM   #11
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I had my tonsils removed in high school (in 2000 or 2001). A Csection in 2008 another Csection in 2010 . My last surgery was open surgery Aug 2011 and the pathology from the biopsies taken during that surgery led me to my Crohn's diagnosis.
-Jennifer, Age 25
Mommy to two toddlers
DX with Crohn's disease 9/27/2011
Emergency exploritory surgery on August 2011 including - small bowel resection, appendectomy, removal of my cecum, right fallopian tube and right ovary and numerous abcesses drained.
Currently on:
Pentasa - 500MG 2 pills 4x a day
Calcium - 600 MG 2x a day
Vitamin D - 5,000 IU a day
03-28-2012, 01:23 PM   #12
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I put no, but I did have my tonsils out when I was about 2. But until I was 18, I was pretty healthy. Then my Crohn's symptoms started.
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03-28-2012, 01:31 PM   #13
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I did have my tonsils out at age 6, and a break in my elbow set with a pin and a cast at age 5. Other than that, the only surgery I can think of is having my wisdom teeth "dug out" (they had not even broken thru my gums) in my early 20's. I was put under for that as well.
Previous meds: Sulfadiazine, Flagyl, Prednisone, Imuran, Pentasa, Asacol
Surgeries: re-section 2004
Currently taking: B-12 injections every 2 weeks, multi vitamin/mineral, fish oil (1000 mg), D3 (5000 mg)

Also lucky enough to have psoriasis as well.
04-01-2012, 12:09 AM   #14
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Had my tonsils out and was diagnosed with UC right after that......turned out to be crohns in the end.....
04-01-2012, 03:00 AM   #15
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Just my wisdom teeth.
04-01-2012, 03:59 PM   #16
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eye surgery - retinal detachment

Symptoms since 98
Resection and diagnosis June 2010
3 fistulas
abscess drained 6 times (so far...)
currently 2 seton in place 1 since 9/11 the other 4/14
1 strange small air pocket with an 8 cm sinus track leading into the great unknown
methotrexate weekly
folic acid
2 lomotil
2 Welchol
B12 injections (monthly)

Goodbye Humira
Goodbye Cimzia
Goodbye Azathiprine
04-04-2012, 10:40 PM   #17
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unfortunately WAY to many

5 sinus surgery's

exploratory surgery.... 2 times

uterus removed in 1996

3 foot surgery's

one hand surgery

my ovaries removed

2 lymph node surgery's ( removal)

Breast surgery

Gallbladder removed

Then my Ostomy surgery....

So now Total : 18 surgery's for me


Asthma: since birth
IBS: chronic constipation ect... since age 2
Chronic sinus disease: Age 6
RA: 2006
severe~depression 1980
colonic inertia/ Colonic Dysmotility~NO mobility in the the colon Nov~2011
Surgery January 17~12 ileostomy/4~life whole colon removed( Clover ~was born!)
On to many med's to list over 12 pills a day and Remicade every 30 days

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