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I Became a model after having my colon removed

Posted: May 13 2021

By Gaylyn Henderson, as told to Sarah Z. Wexler My road to a Crohn’s diagnosis started when I was 13. I had always wanted to model, but I was sick so often—experiencing chronic loose stool and using the bathroom often—that I didn’t think it was a possibility for me. My pediatrician immediately referred me to […]

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9 Things to know before j-pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis

Posted: April 19 2021

By Natasha Lavender. Living with ulcerative colitis can make your life unpredictable, since you never know when or if diarrhea, fatigue, or abdominal pain will take over your day. You may even be considering having J-pouch surgery, an operation that allows you to eliminate stool after having your colon and large intestine removed. People with ulcerative colitis may […]

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This 19-year-old makeup artist is using TikTok to educate others on ulcerative colitis

Posted: April 19 2021

By Jessica Harrington I’m 19 years old and I got diagnosed with ulcerative colitis, which is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease that causes inflammation in the digestive tract, in my junior year of high school. I didn’t look sick but I had to go on a bunch of different medications and treatments — it was really trial and […]

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Victorian Police Minister Lisa Neville needs ‘significant operation’

Posted: April 13 2021

Ms Neville was admitted to hospital in mid-February due to complications with the chronic autoimmune disorder Crohn’s disease. “Despite two and a half weeks in hospital, an intensive regime of biological drug treatment and three weeks of recovery out of the public eye, this week I have undertaken a series of tests, including an MRI that has indicated […]

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‘Creeping Fat’ in Crohn’s patients linked to bacteria

Posted: February 5 2021

In many patients with Crohn’s disease abdominal fat migrates to the wall of the inflamed small intestines. What prompts the fat tissue to “creep” through the abdomen and wrap around the intestines of many patients with this inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) has been an enduring mystery. Now, investigators have identified a critical clue. In a study […]

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