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Teen Diagnoses her Crohn’s Disease

Posted Jun 15 2009 4:51pm
Teen Outsmarts Doctors

Teen Outsmarts Doctors

In a timely fashion to Liz’s post on Lets Just Call it IBD, I just stumbled on this story this morning on the yahoo home page.  Apparently a teenage female had been sick with IBD-related symptoms for many years. The doctors called it IBD, probably colitis. She took tissue from her intestine to her high school biology class and she found signs of inflammation indicated Crohn’s Disease.

Read the full story here: Teen Diagnoses Crohn’s Disease Before Doctors in Science Class

Lesson of this story is that we know our bodies well and we must be active participants in the identification and maintenance of our health care.

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