Probiotics - does taking probiotics help Crohn's colitis?

Posted by cornsilk5 @cornsilk5, Sep 27 11:25am

32 years ago I was a patient at Mayo and had surgery to remove the large intestine, rectum, and was made an ileostomy. For 30 years, I never had any problem. Then a few years ago, I became anemic (7 hemoglobin) and then became very ill – was diagnosed with Crohn's colitis. I am now on infusion with Entyvio every 8 weeks. Is it true that I will be on Entyvio for the rest of my life. Also will taking Probiotics help my condition?

Hi @cornsilk5, it looks like your post and question slipped past me. Sorry you’ve had to wait for a response. I added your message to the Digestive Health as well as the Ostomy group.

You may wish to review this older discussion that @maureenboblitt started here:
– Anyone have Crohn's disease & Ostomy? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/crohns-disease/

I’m tagging @candywocrn @nadine89 @cah22 @duckduck2020 @kenc who may have some experience to share with you regarding Entyvio and if probiotics are helpful.

Cornsilk, may I ask why you had colon surgery 32 years ago?

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@colleenyoung

Hi @cornsilk5, it looks like your post and question slipped past me. Sorry you’ve had to wait for a response. I added your message to the Digestive Health as well as the Ostomy group.

You may wish to review this older discussion that @maureenboblitt started here:
– Anyone have Crohn's disease & Ostomy? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/crohns-disease/

I’m tagging @candywocrn @nadine89 @cah22 @duckduck2020 @kenc who may have some experience to share with you regarding Entyvio and if probiotics are helpful.

Cornsilk, may I ask why you had colon surgery 32 years ago?

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I have Crohn's disease.

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I would talk about eating something like probiotics with the doctor, before doing so.

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@colleenyoung

Hi @cornsilk5, it looks like your post and question slipped past me. Sorry you’ve had to wait for a response. I added your message to the Digestive Health as well as the Ostomy group.

You may wish to review this older discussion that @maureenboblitt started here:
– Anyone have Crohn's disease & Ostomy? https://connect.mayoclinic.org/discussion/crohns-disease/

I’m tagging @candywocrn @nadine89 @cah22 @duckduck2020 @kenc who may have some experience to share with you regarding Entyvio and if probiotics are helpful.

Cornsilk, may I ask why you had colon surgery 32 years ago?

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I had the large intestine and rectum removed 32 years ago at Mayo. Therefore, I have to use a pouch and wafer. I never had any problems and worked for many years until I was 72 years. Recently, when my husband passed, I started having problems. I think I was exhausted from taking care of him. Anyway I am now on Entyvio infusions every 8 weeks and would like to keep improving on the situation. I thought maybe taking probiotics would help balance the white/red blood cells. My colitis is when there are too many white blood cells.

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