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    I think I may have it. One of my parents had it and I am experiencing a few of the symptoms. I'm starting a full time job in about 3/4 of a month, and i'm worried I may end up being diagnosed with it and having to take time off a job that i've only just started.


    If I go to the doctors, and it is Crohn's Disease, is it likely I will have to have operations or anything straight away, or will they just give me some medicine?
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    I think I may have it. One of my parents had it and I am experiencing a few of the symptoms. I'm starting a full time job in about 3/4 of a month, and i'm worried I may end up being diagnosed with it and having to take time off a job that i've only just started.


    If I go to the doctors, and it is Crohn's Disease, is it likely I will have to have operations or anything straight away, or will they just give me some medicine?
    I would get yourself to the doctors and get yourself checked out asap - if it turns out to be Crohn's, then you can get treated as quick as possible and hugely reduce the risk of complications; if it turns out you don't, then bonus!

    You only need surgery for Crohn's as a result of complications such as bowel obstructions and fistulae, which unless you are suddenly very sick, are unlikely if you are experiencing some less severe symptoms.

    So - early treatments = less likely that you'll need surgery at some point, and the less problems you may develop.

    I hope that answers your questions and good luck.
 
 
 
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