A 21-year-old female asked:
how do you diagnose and treat crohn's disease because i think i have it?
2 doctor answers
Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis answered
29 years experience Gastroenterology
First see a doctor: Crohn's disease can be diagnosed with a combination of lab testing including xrays (enterography, ct scan) endoscopic biopsies and new serological markers (ibd panel). Newer modalities such as capsule endoscopy where you swallow a small pill-size camera that examines your intestines can help diagnose more subtle cases. The treatment is based on medications that suppress intestinal inflammation.
Answered on Jul 19, 2012
Dr. Mark Mattar answered
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Colonoscopy : The gold standard for diagnosing crohn's if the colon or ileum is colonoscopy. Special ct and mre can help to see if the rest of the small bowel is involved.
Answered on Feb 6, 2015
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