Ulcers at 15??

Normal or not??
Because my mom says I may have them, I've been sick for 6 months now 

Not normal. You need to see your doctor. That's an awfully long time to feel ill.

Either you're under an unusual amount of stress--which should be addressed--or you naturally make too much stomach acid, in which case taking an over the counter medication for gastric reflux would be a good idea (such as omeprazole or esomeprazole).

In any case, you need to get this all checked out. If you're dealing with ulcers at 15, you've been wearing away the lining of your stomach for a LONG time.

I got that diagnosis off of Web Md.
It started in Feburary after some trouble with my parents, and I was stomach sick and I couldn't eat for shit, I'd either throw up or run to the bathroom.
I lost 10 pounds and I'm lactose intolerant now, and now me and my mom think I may have ulcers or colitis.
 

Anxiety can definitely contribute to ulcers, as well as feeling nauseated and having a low appetite.The new onset of the lactose intolerance is interesting though....

Any family history of irritable bowel disease (IBD) or Crohns? Any other foods that cause issues with your stomach? 

I think it's important to talk to your doctor. 

flamingoccm:Anxiety can definitely contribute to ulcers, as well as feeling nauseated and having a low appetite.The new onset of the lactose intolerance is interesting though....Any family history of irritable bowel disease (IBD) or Crohns? Any other foods that cause issues with your stomach? I think it's important to talk to your doctor.  

We have ulcerative colitis , diabetes, and a bit of Crohn's but that's on my mom's sister's side

Not normal.  I think you get ulcers from worrying too much....most people get them like after 30 years old...

NataMetalGrl:

flamingoccm:Anxiety can definitely contribute to ulcers, as well as feeling nauseated and having a low appetite.The new onset of the lactose intolerance is interesting though....Any family history of irritable bowel disease (IBD) or Crohns? Any other foods that cause issues with your stomach? I think it's important to talk to your doctor.  

We have ulcerative colitis , diabetes, and a bit of Crohn's but that's on my mom's sister's side 

I thought that might be the case. It honestly sounds like Crohn's to me. 

flamingoccm:

NataMetalGrl:

flamingoccm:Anxiety can definitely contribute to ulcers, as well as feeling nauseated and having a low appetite.The new onset of the lactose intolerance is interesting though....Any family history of irritable bowel disease (IBD) or Crohns? Any other foods that cause issues with your stomach? I think it's important to talk to your doctor.  

We have ulcerative colitis , diabetes, and a bit of Crohn's but that's on my mom's sister's side 

I thought that might be the case. It honestly sounds like Crohn's to me.  

Is it treatable???
or is it for LIFE??? O^O

Treatable? Yes. I think the more accurate answer to your question would be that they are not curable but they can be managed.

Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder. There are variations in how severe it can be, from requiring hospitalizations to simply taking medications and watching your diet.

Ulcertive colitis is also possible. The symptoms are fairly similar, but my understanding of UC is that it only affects the colon (large intestine) while Crohns affects the entire GI tract, which would explain your stomach upset.

I would probably start with your pediatrician, who can give you a referral to a gastroenterologist (GI doctor).

flamingoccm:Treatable? Yes. I think the more accurate answer to your question would be that they are not curable but they can be managed.Crohn's is a chronic inflammatory bowel disorder. There are variations in how severe it can be, from requiring hospitalizations to simply taking medications and watching your diet.Ulcertive colitis is also possible. The symptoms are fairly similar, but my understanding of UC is that it only affects the colon (large intestine) while Crohns affects the entire GI tract, which would explain your stomach upset.I would probably start with your pediatrician, who can give you a referral to a gastroenterologist (GI doctor). 

We'll do that and I'll tell you how it goes

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