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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes: Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment. ...Read more

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Appendicitis (Definition)

Acute inflammation and infection of the appendix, which is usually in the right lower abdomen. The most common cause of severe abdominal pain requiring an operation in ...Read more


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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Depends: Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis only involves the colon; thus worse case scenario, removing the entire colon is a cure. See a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon for more details. ...Read more

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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

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Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! it isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's. ...Read more

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease a lifelong disease? Please advise!

Unfortunately yes: but you can achieve control of disease with careful medical management is most cases. You need to under the care of a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Try National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis home page for referral to one in your local area. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease serious?

Is celiac disease serious?

Can be: Think of the digestive tract as an assembly line where food comes in, is reduced to its parts, then moved into the body where the parts can be re-assembled into usable material.In celiac, the protein allergy injures the gut, reducing the ability to move any parts into the body.If the injury is bad enough you waste away and remain sickly. By avoiding the gluten, the body can heal & the system work ...Read more

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Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease ?

Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease
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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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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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Possible Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, what's the difference?

Possible Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, what's the difference?

Crohn's is: A type of inflammatory bowel disease as is ulcerative colitis. These are the two most common and there is a spectrum of diseases between the two with characteristics of both. Check with a good gastroenterologist. Treatments can be variable. ...Read more

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Which disease is deadlier: chronic bronchitis or kidney disease (stage 4)?

Which disease is deadlier: chronic bronchitis or kidney disease (stage 4)?

Kidney ds/more info: It is difficult to determine from the information provided. Stage 4 kidney disease is severe but most forms of chronic bronchitis can be managed. ...Read more

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Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis, ischemic colitis to name a few. ...Read more

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What is inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

What is inflammatory bowel disease (ibd)?

Colon inflammation: In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of ibd are crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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Is meniere's disease infectious?

Is meniere's disease infectious?

Meniere's disease: Meniere's disease in not caused by an infection, nor is it contagious. The specific cause of meniere's is not known, although there is commonality of finding of inner ear fluid build-up in patients suffering from meniere's. ...Read more

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Is celiac disease associated cancer?

Is celiac disease associated cancer?

Yes: Celiac disease, especially if one has symptoms or small intestine inflammation/damage, does increase one's risk of small intestine cancer (adenocarcinoma, lymphoma). The increased risk may go to normal if one stays on a completely gluten free diet and stops having intestinal symptoms for many years. Celiac disease is not a risk factor for stomach cancer, according to the american cancer society. ...Read more

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Is coronary heart disease an infectious disease?

Is coronary heart disease an infectious disease?

UNPROVEN: There has been concern regarding an infectious/inflammatory cause. However studies looking at this have not demonstrated an infectious cause. Inflammation appears to play a role but still a lot of work to be done in this area. ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Yes: Crohn's disease is hereditary, but that does not mean if you have crohn's your child will automatically get it. The risk of a child getting crohn's from a parent is less than 10%. The risk does go up if both parents have inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with Crohn's disease?

Can diverticulitis and diverticulitis cause complications with Crohn's disease?

Maybe: It is possible for underlying ibd to complicate post-operative care of patients requiring segmental colectomy for complicated diverticular disease (i.e. Perforation) especially when it comes to reversal in the setting of active ibd. ...Read more

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Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Symptoms of acute kidney disease?

Decreased Urination: Acute kidney disease represents an attack against the attack usually from profound dehydration, nephrotoxic agents like antibiotics or from bacterial infections. The symptoms range from decrease in urine output, nausea and loss of appetite. The most critical side effect is rapid increase in potassium that can be very dangerous. ...Read more

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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

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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?

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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

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How can one person have appendicitus, intestinal malrotation and gallbladder disease all at once?

Odds are small but..: In medicine, there is an old adage: "if it can happen, it will happen." you are describing an implausible but possible scenario. ...Read more

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What is appendicitis?

What is appendicitis?

Inflamed appendix: Appendicitis is an inflammation of the appendix. It usually occurs when there is a blockage in the opening of the appendix, usually by feces. This leads to an overgrowth of the bacteria within the appendix. ...Read more

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Who treats appendicitis?

General Surgeons: Appendectomy is the "bread-and-butter" surgery of general surgeons (available 24-7). ...Read more

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Symptoms of appendicitis.

Symptoms of appendicitis.

Ok: Pain from appendicitis can be midline, rlq, llq or back, or pelvic depending on the location intra abdominal . Or retroperitoneal. May start central and gradually move to rlq. Anorexia, nausea and sometimes vomiting. ...Read more

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What causes appendicitis?

What causes appendicitis?

Appendicitis ...: comes from obstruction of the lumen of the appendix which causes inflammation to build up. If it is not recognized early on and appropriately treated, the appendix can rupture, spreading infection elsewhere in the abdomen and causing severe illness. ...Read more

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Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Symtoms of an appendicitis?

Abdominal Pain: There are many different symptoms. The classic presentation is that of generalized abdominal pain, followed by nausea and vomiting along with fever and chills. The reality is that patients report a multitude of different symptoms. The main complaint is abdominal pain that just doesn't go away after 6 hours. If you are awakened by abdominal pain, and it doesn't go away, see a doc! ...Read more

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Tell me about appendicitis?

Tell me about appendicitis?

Acute inflammation: The appendix is connected to the large intestine - appendicitis is when the appendix opening is blocked, causing increased pressure and then pain, usually as mid-abdominal pain. As the wall of the appendix stretches and the blood flow decreases, bacterial infection and inflammation causes irritation and the pain localizes to the area around the appendix. The risk is rupture, causing peritonitis. ...Read more

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Can appendicitis be chronic?

Exceptionally rare.: 99.9% of the time, inflammation of the appendix will lead to rupture within 2-4 days if left untreated. "chronic" appendicitis represents the very rare patient whose appendicitis resolves without treatment, only to recur at a later time. Nevertheless, if i were to evaluate someone with chronic abdominal pain, this would be very low on my "differential diagnosis". ...Read more

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How does appendicitis start?

Lumen blockage: Usually, appendicitis starts from occlusion of the lumen of the hollow appendix.This can be from a small piece of stool, seed, tumor, parasite, or swollen lymph within the organ. It usually progresses to rupture in about 24-48 hours. I hope this helps. Good luck. ...Read more