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Welcome to \/r/crohnsdisease!
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Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst), vomiting, or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration.
Please remember that there is currently no known pharmaceutical or surgical cure for Crohn's disease. Treatment options are restricted to controlling symptoms, maintaining remission, and preventing relapse.
We've got an official IRC channel moderated by /u/luaduck and other volunteers. You can find us at #crohnsdisease on freenode (webchat). IRC rules are the same as the subreddit, so no talking about drug swaps, etcetera.
We accept people with Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis, indeterminate, and the people that love and support them with open arms. Welcome!
We are not doctors. This subreddit should be considered a support community, never a substitute for a doctor's advice. We can not treat or diagnose.
Please be nice. We like to keep this place as a supportive and informative atmosphere. Remember, you are in fact speaking with another human being on the other side. It is fine to have disagreements on the more controversial topics, but the argument degrades when name calling and insults come in.
Many people find diet can make a difference, but please discuss with your doctor first. Also remember what works for one person can make things worse for another.
Please no trading of drugs - they are prescription only for a good reason and it is illegal to transfer them to someone else. If you have spare talk to your doctor.
No blog postings.
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Other subreddits you might find useful:
Charities and associations around the world:
- United States: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
- Canada: Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of Canada
- United Kingdom:
- Germany: DCCV - German MC/UC Association
Other useful links:
- Bristol Stool Scale
- Stool Color Meanings
- Medical Alert Restroom Access Pass (USA)
- Crohn's & Me
- Patient Assistance and Free Drug Info Links
- notevenapro's Pre & Post Guide to Colectomies
- FMLA family medical leave act thread
- Unused Ostomy Supply Donation Places:
Many thanks to Somnambulator for the logo!