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how do you diagnose and treat crohn's disease because i think i have it?

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Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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
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Dr. Mark Mattar
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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Dr. Elizabeth Yen
19 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Upper GI endoscopy is usually done in conjunction with the colonoscopy if there is a high index of suspicion for Crohn's disease.
May 19, 2013

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