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How are appendicitis and Crohn's disease linked?

How are appendicitis and Crohn's disease linked?

Hard to say: The real problem is the difficulty in telling the difference between crohn's ileitis and appendicitis. Crohn's ileitis is treated with medicine, whereas appendicits requires an emergency operation. But a ct scan should be able to tell the difference. ...Read more

Dr. Barry Rosen
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Appendicitis (Definition)

Appendicitis is inflammation of the appendix which is a finger-shaped pouch that projects off of the colon. It causes right lower quadrant pain that radiates and becomes worse over time. Common symptoms are abdominal pain localizing to the right lower quadrant, nausea or vomiting, and loss of appetite. Appendicitis is treated with IV fluids + antibiotics and appendectomy (surgical removal of the appendix) either as an ...Read more


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Is there a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Is there a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Not necessarily : However you could have crohn's disease involving the appendix only diagnosed after undergoing an appendectomy for prsumed appendicitis and getting a pathology report demonstrating active crohn's colitis. ...Read more

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

No connection: Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix. The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis. ...Read more

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Is it true that there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Only in that : Crohns ileitis and appendicitis are difficult to distinguish clinically sometimes. But these days with accurate ct scanning, it usually is not a problem to distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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I hear there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease. Is that true?

Crohn's ileitis: Can be mistaken for acute appendicitis clinically. These days, ct scan should be able to differentiate the two. One does not cause the other. It is possible to get isolated crohn's appendicitis, but very rare. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's disease cause appendicitis? I have a sharp stabbing pain on my lower right side.

Not directly: While patients with crohn's disease can get appendicitis, crohn's does not cause appendicitis. The most common location of intestinal inflammation from crohn's is the terminal ileum, located in the right lower abdomen (near the appendix). Sometimes crohn's can affect the appendix. It can be difficult to differentiate the 2 conditions. Best to see a doctor if you are not improving. ...Read more

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I thought i had appendicitis so i made a urine test , still not out. What other diseases can show in that test other than appendix? Or is it only appe

That's just wrong: Please forgive me. Maybe I misunderstood. Neither scientific urinalysis or any "pop" test you do on your urine at home has any role in the diagnosis of real appendicitis. Please be more discerning. There's even a cruel internet prank that directs women to self-diagnose pregnancy using home chemical -- totally made up. If you're sick, get with your physician. ...Read more

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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