First, I understand that I can't ask for medical advice about diagnosis here. I had a colonoscopy yesterday :yuck: and my doctor wants to run additional tests for this disease. I am scheduling an appointment after the biopsy results come back to discuss it with her further before agreeing to any additional tests. So, no, I'm not asking for advice. I would like to ask what the current state of understanding of this disease is so that I can go into my next appointment fully informed. I don't have a medical background and want to make sure that I don't end up reading any junk science articles about this. I did a search on PF and didn't see anything. Any links to respected journals would especially be welcome. I have read the Wikipedia article on http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crohn%27s_disease" [Broken]. I read both Stickys for the Medical Sciences Forum and I hope that this stayed within the forum guidelines. Moonbear and Monique, I promise not to answer any questions specific to myself unless one of you two asks for the purpose of narrowing the links. Thanks in advance for any help.