So about two years ago, I got these symptoms. I won't go into detail about them, but after a while they started to worry me. They dissapeared after about a month, and I was too ashamed to tell anyone. You know, it's hard to talk about what happens "down below". about a year went by without trouble, and then it hit me again. After two months it didn't stop, so I got in contact with the hospital, and they cancelled other people to get me, because of my symptoms. They thought it could be something dangerous. So I did some small tests, gave some blood, and had to come back for some less fun test. Also, I got a lot of stuff home with me, to take samples and stuff to turn in. After that I got sent to a bigger hospital, to do even worse tests. And before that I had to drink 2 liters of the most awful drink in the world. Some laxatives... and it was surely hell. I even threw up twice drinking it and stuff... Anyway, I made the tests, and later got a letter saying that I had to go to the hospital on dec 23rd... Hell no, We celebrate christmas on the 24th in Sweden, and the hospital is in another town. So because of that, I had to wait to January to get the defenitive results, Five months after the symptoms started, and they had ended just then. So, what did I have? Ulcerative Colitis. It's a chronic disease, I will have it for the rest of my life. It's not terminal, or deadly, or however you put it. It's pretty harmless. However, it's quite common! Soo, I just wanted to discuss this with anyone interested, or anyone who also has this. Males aged around 20 are the most prone to get this disease, and they have no idea what it comes from. Stress is something that can set of an attack though. So, what is this Ulcerative Colitis? Well, You'll have to go to the bathroom between 5 and 20 times a day, and most of the time it's just blood coming out. Yeah... Nice huh? You may loose weight, become tired, angsty, and it makes you more vurnerable to get bowel cancer. But the disease in it's own isn't dangerous. So that's a relief (But it depends on how aggressive it is of course. Some people have to amputate some bowels!) Oh, and a note on the topic title, Crohn's is basically the same thing, but on a different part of the intestines... It's further up the system. TL;DR: I have a chronic disease, and want to talk to others about it, AND talk with others that have it. Soo, any questions or thoughts you want to add?