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A 45-year-old member asked:

crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should i go to the hospital?

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Dr. Abby Caplin
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms.
Dr. Abby Caplin
Dr. Abby Caplin commented
Integrative Medicine 40 years experience
Provided original answer
Don't be afraid to call the doctor, or the doctor that's covering for him/her. Answering after hours phone calls for severe symptoms is part of the job!
Sep 16, 2013

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