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Accutane Chrons Disease
Long answer to this: Sometimes nothing, sometimes very expensive lifetime meds, and many options in between, depending on the symptoms and their duration. If you have confirmed or likely diagnosis, you deserve a long dicussion. ...Read more
Vary: Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease and usually respond to any treatment that affects immune responses. Currently drugs like remicade, (infliximab) humira, or other tnf drugs are the choices. If you are a sufferer, check with your gastroenterologist on the best treatment for you. ...Read more
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
That's a no-no: Many studies have shown that people who smoke are more likely to develop Crohn's Disease, and research suggests that smoking increases the severity of the disease. Read more at: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-inflammatory-bowel.../smoking-and-ibd ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: I prescribe it for many of my patients and it is generally effective and well tolerated. ...Read more
It's Possible: Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history. ...Read more
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Variable symptoms: Hypercoagulability (thick sticky blood) is more common in crohn's patients and is what leads to the development of blood clots. Blood clots can occur anywhere in the body and symptoms are dependent on where they form. In the legs for example they might cause pain and swelling. If a blood clot spreads to the lungs it is particularly dangerous and could cause chest pain and shortness of breath. ...Read more
Teaching hospital: Your daughter should be under the care of specialists in a teaching children's hospital like pittsburgh or pennsylvania because of unique combination of problems. ...Read more
Hi, i've chrons disease now 15 years. Can this have an effect on my sperm motility and morphology?
Maybe: If you are ill with any disease, then fertility could be impaired. Fevers and weight loss are the worst culprits for reducing fertility with chronic disease. Some medications (especially sulfa-based agents like sulfalazine) can also impair fertility. In the absence of these, fertility is remarkably robust. ...Read more
How reliable is the IBD panel...came back negative But I have every symptom of Chrons disease..haven't been able to eat due to inflammation in ileum?
IBD, ileitis: Did you have a colonoscopy or small bowel follow thru ? Sometimes other conditions autoimmune disease ,sarcoid, Mycobacterium , medicatiions like NSAIDS, ischemia psoriasis, food intolerances can cause ileitis.f/u/w/ GI http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TS_IBD_Differention_Panel http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2914216/table/T1/ ...Read more
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