In this video, Marvolo celebrates what she calls her two-year “Crohnsiversary” by sharing her diagnosis story.
Marvolo explains that she suffered from stomach issues through high school, but since her mom’s side of the family had a history of acid reflux and IBS (irritable bowel syndrome), she assumed she had the same thing. She now thinks that these may have been the early indications of Crohn’s disease.
Throughout college, Marvolo’s symptoms got worse and she started to lose a lot of weight. At her worst point, she was in the bathroom 20 times a day with diarrhea and vomiting. Finally, after many months of waiting for a colonoscopy and changing doctors, she received her Crohn’s diagnosis and was able to begin treatment.
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