A 43-year-old member asked:
How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease?
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Gastroenterology 47 years experience
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A 25-year-old member asked:
What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
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Gastroenterology 36 years experience
Genes+environment : A combination of genetic predisposion (for example Crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases Crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! as knowledge increases more precise factors are identified.
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A 41-year-old member asked:
What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
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General Surgery 25 years experience
See below : Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc.
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?
3 doctor answers • 8 doctors weighed in
General Surgery 52 years experience
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! it isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's.
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Which is a more serious disease: Crohn's or ulcerative colitis?
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General Practice 54 years experience
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