How to go on Holiday with Crohn’s Disease

Last week I went on my first holiday since being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I was nervous, but I knew I didn’t want this disease to hold me back and stop me doing the things I enjoy the most, and I really like travelling. So me and my girlfriend went, and it was...

How is Crohn’s Disease Diagnosed?

I was diagnosed with Crohn’s Disease following a colonoscopy. There was clear evidence of white ulcers throughout my colon, also known as the large bowel. This was enough for my doctor to give me the official diagnosis, but a colonoscopy is not always as...

What are the Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease?

There are a number of symptoms that you may suffer from which could mean you have Crohn’s disease. It is important to note that the symptoms vary depending on what area of your body is affected by the disease. For example, if you have the perianal form of the disease...

What is a Colonoscopy Like?

In order to be diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I needed to have a colonoscopy. I was very nervous about the procedure beforehand. This was my experience. What is a Colonoscopy? A colonoscopy is a procedure that involves a thing flexible camera being inserted...

Tips for Your Crohn’s Disease Blood Test

I had to have another blood test today. The problem with the blood tests for Crohn’s disease, is that they require quite a lot of blood. Instead of the usual two vials which is common for most blood tests, I was required to give 8 vials this morning; albeit a few of...

Doctors Can’t Always Spot Crohn’s Disease

For the first few months that I was suffering from Crohn’s disease symptoms, I was not diagnosed. It was not suspected until my third operation to have an abscess drained because it had built up a huge amount of infection and was causing significant pain. The surgeons...

Ultrasound of the Liver

A couple of weeks ago, shortly after being diagnosed with Crohn’s disease, I was required to undergo a number of blood tests to ensure I would be compatible for the medication the doctors were intending to give me. Last week I got a follow-up call, stating that...

My Crohn’s Story – From Pains to Diagnosis

Welcome to my blog. My name is Ashley Pearson and I am 24 years old. This week I was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease. I decided to start this blog to share my journey, and any knowledge that I pick up along the way. I hope that knowledge will benefit people who...