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could it be crohn's? Dr told me I was too old to develop it.

I was having bowel problems and had a abdomen cat scan done with contrast. It showed colon wall thickening. I asked my doctor if it could be crohn's and he told me I was too old to develop it. I'm 62. Is he right? Anyone on this forum developed it over 60?
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replied March 25th, 2014
Did your Doctor told you what it was if it wasn't Crohns?
You should have asked.I'm not saying that it's Crohns but one thing I know with these conditions is that they don't discriminate about a patients' age.
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replied December 15th, 2017
Thank you for asking at Ehealth forum!

I read your question and i understand your concern. If you had no crohns by now, its unlikely to be now, also colon wall thickening is a common geriatric problem and not due to crohns. Supportive care treating constipation would help.

I hope it helps. Stay in touch with your healthcare provider for further guidance as our answers are just for education and counselling purposes and cannot be an alternative to actual visit to a doctor.
Take care
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