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    20cm of ileum to be removed this Friday - need advice!

    Hi everyone! So I'm scheduled to have laparoscopic surgery this Friday to remove a stricture in my mid ileum. Imaging suggests I'm going to get about 20cm of ileum chopped. My doctor assures me that a 20cm resection will not affect my quality of life as my ileal-cecal valve and colon are...
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    New treatment target: Paneth Cells

    Read this today and thought it was interesting: "Research from the Sanford Burnham Prebys Medical Discovery Institute (SBP) identifies a promising new target for future drugs to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The study, published in Cell Reports, also indicates that another protein...
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    Best brand probiotic in the USA?

    Hi guys, Just wondering what probiotics you use, if any, what you look for in them, and perhaps a brand name sold in the US? Thank you!
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    Any news on QU SSI therapy?

    Hi guys! I was just wondering if there are members out there who participated in the trial and who can share their experience? Or if they can tell us anything about when results will be published and new trials begin? This seems incredibly promising but I haven´t found many recent posts...
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    What to do when sick and on Aza/6-mp?

    Hi guys, As a newbie to AZA I just wanted to know what I should do if I get sick? For example, if I feel like I have a flu, do I just wait it out as I would have done previously to Crohns, or should I tell my GI doctor that I am sick? Or find a GP? Just wondering what I should expect and how to...
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    Recently Diagnosed Support Group

    As someone recently diagnosed, I think it would be useful to have a place to discuss first treatment options (eg: step up vs step down), anxieties, tips and recommendations as to how to live with IBD and to receive some positive encouragement from those who have been struggling with this...