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Not known yet: The cause seems to be a combination of genetics (different immune defects) and environmental triggers. The subtypes of crohn's disease may also have different immune defects, and for this reason people may respond differently to treatments. Though much more is known now about cd, we still don't know the cause. But stress and some foods can make it worse. Decreasing stressors can help a lot. ...Read more
Crohn's diagnosis: The symptoms from crohn's range from very severe to very mild. If your primary doctor suspects crohn's they'll usually get some basic blood tests - cbc, esr, chemistry panel, liver tests, crp, but then most likely refer you to a GI specialist for a colonoscopy. The doctor will look for ulcerations, other signs of inflammation, and will do a biopsy, which will help with the diagnosis of crohn's. ...Read more
If I have beginning stages of chrons will it show on any tests or procedures. Is it possible to have chrons and it not show? It would explain a lot
Crohn's: This condition can show up on blood testing and on colonoscopy, endoscopy, or small bowel capsule endoscopy. By the time you are having symptoms it is usually not hard to find if you look for it. The diagnosis can be difficult in a small number of people so you have to work with your doctor in that case and sometimes try treatments to see if you improve assuming inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Esophageal Varices: Staging is 1-4(4 is worst). Presence of varices indicates liver disease in most instances. Larger varices (stage 4) may be rubber banded, medication injected or in some instances surgical or radiology procedure for elimination. Many GI specialists place stage 1-2 on medication to aid in decrease in size and reduce risk of spontaneuous bleeding. Patient should be under care of GI specialist. ...Read more
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