Take Control of Your Care

Partner with your doctor
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While you’ll likely visit your primary care physician when you first start experiencing Crohn’s symptoms, it may be necessary to see a gastroenterologist (GI) who specializes in treating inflammatory bowel disease, including Crohn’s disease.

A GI will be able to help you understand the severity of your Crohn’s disease and find a treatment that may help you achieve remission.

The importance of communicating the big picture

Many people with Crohn’s disease limit the information they share with their doctor for a variety of reasons. They might feel uncomfortable or embarrassed about sharing these details, or perhaps even believe their doctor already knows how disruptive their symptoms are.

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Sharing this information doesn’t mean you’re complaining. In fact, by discussing these symptoms, you provide useful information that could help your doctor determine the right treatment for you.

For example, are you:

  • Skipping important events?
  • Avoiding certain foods?
  • Feeling embarrassed or insecure when you’re frequently running to the bathroom?

You have the power to make changes. If you’re experiencing Crohn’s disease symptoms, talk to your doctor.

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What exactly does your doctor need to know?

Answer a few short questions about your symptoms to instantly receive a personalized Doctor Discussion Guide for your next visit.

If you’re not comfortable with your doctor, or don’t like the results you’re getting with your doctor, then go see another one.

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Crohn’s disease progresses over time

If you are treating your moderate to severe Crohn’s disease and still experiencing symptoms, your current treatment may not be working. It is important to partner with your doctor to determine if your treatment is working.

Keep in mind that inflammation may still be present, even if symptoms are not

So regardless of whether or not you are currently experiencing symptoms, it’s important to talk to your doctor about any changes you’ve noticed since your last appointment. There are treatment options that can help.

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  • A thinner needle
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  • Less pain immediately following injection*

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