A 26-year-old female asked:
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is crohn's disease hard to diagnose? colonoscopy egd are norm beside minor inflamed cecum and ileum. dr wants to do capsule test. so many tests!

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Dr. Faiz Shakir
14 years experience Gastroenterology
Some times it can be: Most crohns affect the terminal ileum as well as the cecum. However as crohns can affect any part of the gi tract, a capsule endoscopy is helpful to find other lesions. My preference is to do a ct or MRI enterography, especially in an untreated crohns patient who I suspect may have tight areas (strictures). Hope this helps!
Answered on Oct 3, 2015
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