Just to clarify the use of symptoms to diagnose inflammatory bowel conditions. You know that you have passed from Ulcerative Colitis into Crohn’s when in addition to urgent diarrhea and blood in your stool- you find mucus in your stool. The mucus represents your body’s last ditch effort to protect you from your stomach acids devouring your intestines/colon.
There is a tremendous amount of misinformation about crohn’s ‘disease’ being dispersed by our medical professionals. They are just parroting what they have been told by others. This is information that comes from pharmaceutical company sponsored studies. These studies are self serving and dubious. None of these people seem to know the truth about the source of all inflammatory bowel conditions.