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Recent content by GI Joe

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    Let's talk blood clots

    Hello everyone. I just got out of the hospital after having a deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and Pulmonary Embolism. This is the second time I had DVT/PE. I was wondering how many other people with Crohns have had blood clotting issues. Personally, I think Crohns and the medications (Remicade) make...
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    New Study on TNF blockers

    I thought those of you taking one of the TNF blockers (Remicade, Humira, Enbrel) might find this interesting. Here is a link to a story about a resent study on the frequency of cancer in RA patients using TNF blockers. The study found the risk of cancer was no greater for TNF blocker users and...
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    Blood clots common with Crohns?

    Hello everyone. I recently had a blood clot in my leg. Luckily it was in a superficial vein so was not as serious as if it had happened in a deep vein, lungs or brain. I had a deep vein thrombosis and a pulmonary embolism a few years ago that almost did me in. Spent two weeks in ICU after being...
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    Diagnosed with Crohns today

    Hello everyone. I have been lurking around the site for the last couple of weeks ever since my doctor mentioned I had the symptoms consistent with Crohns. I have had symptoms for many years but had never heard of Crohns until I was put in the hospital with an obstruction which required...
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