A 40-year-old member asked:
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what to do if i had ulcerative colitis, but now i'm worried that i might have crohn's disease.?

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Dr. Jonah Essers
18 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Takes time: It is actually rather common for UC patients to find out they actually have crohns. Maybe up to 10% have this problem. This takes time--maybe even years to fully sort out for some. Many of the medications are useful in both so this is usually not the main issue. Surgical options are different however. Keep having regular discussions with your GI doctor about this
Answered on Jun 25, 2014
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