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What is treatment for chrons disease ?

What is treatment for 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

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Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

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

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What kind of blood tests does chrons disease affect?

What kind of blood tests does chrons disease affect?

Crones: Not a diagnosis made on blood work. Diagnosis made usually at colonoscopy with biopsy. ...Read more

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How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

Not uncommonly: Crohn's disease frequently involves the terminal ileum which is right next to the appendix. Crohn's inflammation here can easily be mistaken for appendicitis. A ct scan before surgery can often differentiate between the two. ...Read more

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Is it not good to take vicodin 5/500 for chrons disease?

Is it not good to take vicodin 5/500 for chrons disease?

Currently: 500 mg Acetaminophen has been removed from the market by the fda. This means you have an old prescription. The risk of Acetaminophen toxicity and liver damage was unacceptable so only 300 to 325 mg is allowed in the tablet of vicodin. ...Read more

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Causes of chrons disease?

Causes of chrons disease?

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

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How do I know if I have chrons disease?

How do I know if I have chrons disease?

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

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Dose smoking affect chrons disease.?

Dose smoking affect chrons disease.?

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 more

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Could agent orange cause chrons disease?

Unlikely: Agent orange, a defoliant used in vietnam is implicated in many disorders including diabetes, neuropathy, various cancers and heart disease. ...Read more

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Has anyone with chrons disease taken azathioprine?

Has anyone with chrons disease taken azathioprine?

Yes: I prescribe it for many of my patients and it is generally effective and well tolerated. ...Read more

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Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease ?

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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Can you have chrons disease or any ibd without having diahrea?

Can you have chrons disease or any ibd without having diahrea?

Yes: It is one of the most common symptoms , but not an absolute. Abdominal pain is probably more common. If you are raising this question you should go see you md and have a discussion. ...Read more

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What medication do you take for chrons disease?

Stop smoking: No medication will be as useful as stopping smoking. There are many anti-inflammatory meds available and these can be adjusted for you by a good gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Can I still have food I like if chrons disease?

Can I still have food I like if chrons disease?

Crohn's and diet: There is no direct link to diet type or specific foods and flares of Crohn's disease. Individuals may have issues with certain foods depending on the area affected by Crohn's. If you notice a specific food causes you to have an increase in symptoms I would avoid it. ...Read more

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Blood clots are common with chrons disease how will i know if I have one?

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

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What can be done for a five year old girl with chrons disease and micro tuberculousis?

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

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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

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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?

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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