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If she has been dating someone for a short period of time—even someone she really likes—she won't stay overnight.

"There's an incontrovertible truth that it is difficult to feel sexy when you have diarrhea," Tubesing says.

And certain medications, such as prednisone, don't help.

The drug can cause weight to balloon or lower testosterone—which can be a mood killer.

You can get these from the Foundation for Clinical Research in Inflammatory Bowel Disease.

RELATED: 14 Foods to Avoid If You Have Ulcerative Colitis There is no rule about the best time to tell someone you have IBD. "It's not like saying, 'I'm asthmatic and need an inhaler.' It's not dinner conversation." Some people tell early, before they get too involved.

Following are 10 tips to help navigate the choppy waters of dating and aid in integrating a partner into your life.

If your symptoms are erratic because you are having a flare-up, dating might be the last thing on your mind.

I may feel horrible sometimes, but I still want to have an active life." Many people have never heard of IBD and will need some basic facts.