Welcome to Crohn's Forum, a support group for people with all forms of IBD. While this community is not a substitute for doctor's advice and we cannot treat or diagnose, we find being able to communicate with others who have IBD is invaluable as we navigate our struggles and celebrate our successes. We invite you to join us.
Unfortunately, we all wish we knew how one gets Crohn's! Some think it's genetic, some thing it's a result of a person's environment and we recently found a website that suggests Crohn's is caused by contaminated milk! www.crohns.org
The good news is that people with Crohn's can have children!
Singlemom you should speak to your boyfriend and ask him questions too. He likely knows quite a bit about Crohn's. If he does not, feel free to direct questions that he may have to us, or better yet, get him to sign up and join the board too
Try ccfa.org I do not know if it is the same as the website above, I am kinda lazy right now, have yor boyfriend sign up even if he does not ever go on here a Cd foundation getslike twn cents or something like that.
I wish we did know what causes it. But I don't think they're any closer to finding that answer than they are to finding a cure.
It can affect other parts of the body. It can break out inside the mouth (this is not fun at all! It's happened to me twice so far), it can affect the skin, eyesight, joints, spine........that's all I can recall right now. I've not had it affect my skin yet, but my eyesight, joints, and spine are all now affected. But please keep in mind that I have the worst form of the disease. I don't want to scare you and have you thinking your bf will get all these other problems. I truly hope he doesn't. Most people never do.
And yep, Crohnnies can have kids! I have 2 of the most wonderful kids on the planet to prove it..lol. So no worries there.