• 1 month ago

    If not Crohns what is it ?

    I suffer from chronic diarrhea, bouts of vomiting and stomach pain. Had colonoscopy and upper GI endoscopy. Showed inflammation yet pathology says NO Crohns/ colitis. Also have weight loss, feeling bloated and generally don't want to eat. GI doc says Crohns, primary doc says no !!! Crohns meds not working. I am at a loss. Could it be EPI ??? HHELP

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  • 1 month ago

    RE: If not Crohns what is it ?

    P. S. Don't know if there is any correlation but I also get oral thrush frequently
  • 1 month ago

    RE: If not Crohns what is it ?

    Inflammation is not normal - trust your GI doctor (also if you google Crohns and oral thrust there are *a lot* of results)
  • 1 month ago

    RE: If not Crohns what is it ?

    Try getting a 2nd opinion from another GI. If possible, take your medical records with you to avoid tests being repeated. I was told for 3 years I couldn't have Crohn's because I'd had Ulcerative Colitis (resulting in the removal of my colon) fifteen years before. I went to the Mayo Clinic to find out I did have Crohn's after all. I got them to refer me to a GI in my area and I never went back to the other one. Oral thrush usually comes from things like inhalers or nebulisers used for breathing treatments or some other medications. My husband has asthma and gets it all the time.

    Good luck!
  • 7 days ago

    RE: If not Crohns what is it ?

    Went for 2nd opinion w/ medical records. Doc wants to do more tests. Said if first doc biopsied where there was no Crohns pathology report would say no Crohns. I don't use inhaler so meds must cause thrush. STILL WAITING FOR A DIAGNOSIS !! Grrrrr