Inflammatory bowel disease affects everyone different and we value each and every story from our community. You can share your personal story in our Stories section or weigh in by taking our series of polls below!
IBD is more common in adults than children but between 5% and 25% of cases are diagnosed before adulthood. When were you diagnosed?
IBD can make you feel pretty isolated but we’ve also heard from some of our community members that there is a family connection. In fact, up to 20% of people with UC and 15% of people with CD have family members with IBD. What about you?
Other Chronic Illnesses
It’s not uncommon for someone with IBD to be living with another chronic or invisible illness. How about you? Are you dealing with other conditions or diseases?
Depending on what type of IBD you are living with, there is a chance you will need to have at least one surgery while managing your IBD. At this point, have you had surgery?
Want to share more of your story or connect with others? Check out our Q&As, forums, or Stories section for more ways to connect!