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Just been diagnosed with crohns disease, I have had black stools but they are not tarry they are quite loose as well, should I be worried?

Just been diagnosed with crohns disease, I have had black stools but they are not tarry they are quite loose as well, should I be worried?

Depends: Black stools can be caused by medications like iron or even some mesalamines. If your doctor is not concerned that it's a sign of upper GI bleeding, it may be due to the medication you're taking. ...Read more

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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is chronic inflammation of the digestive tract. There are two main types of IBD: ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis causes continuous inflammation and ulcers in the innermost lining of the colon and the rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestines. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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I've had no change in diet medication nor have I ate any blue or green foods.I have crohns disease for the past 11 yrs.My stool is blue mucasy green.

I've had no change in diet medication nor have I ate any blue or green foods.I have crohns disease for the past 11 yrs.My stool is blue mucasy green.

Change in stool : Color with symptoms is usually benign. However with history of Crohns, you may have stool cytology done to consider exacerbation ...Read more

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I have crohns disease. Today I saw a lot more blood in my stool than usual. Should I wait to see my doctor or go to the ER?

I have crohns disease. Today I saw a lot more blood in my stool than usual. Should I wait to see my doctor or go to the ER?

Go to ED.: This could be a flare of Crohn's disease which may need the immediate initiation of treatment, or this may be unrelated to Crohn's disease. For a rapid diagnosis, the ED would be the best option for you right now. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, just had 2 perianal abcess drained last week. Now having bad pressure in back passage and when passing stool it's thick mucus instead?

Crohns disease, just had 2 perianal abcess drained last week. Now having bad pressure in back passage and when passing stool it's thick mucus instead?

Crohns Disease: All of the above symptoms, the abscesses, the rectal pain, and the mucus in your stool are indicative of the possibility of continued active inflammation from the Crohns disease. You likely need to have your medication either adjusted or changed. I would make it an appointment to see your gastroenterologist as soon as you can. Good luck. ...Read more

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Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??

Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??

Most likely not.: Surgery on bladder will not affect your gi tract, unless the two are abnormally adherent. Get opinion from gi specialist just to be sure. ...Read more

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I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?

I haven't had a bowel movement in nine days. I have crohns disease but it's never caused me to be this constipated. I've tried laxatives and softeners?

Considerations...: ...include (to name just a few concerns): progressive stenosis of the gut due to scar tissue, early flare with luminal (phenobarbital) narrowing, overuse of narcotic analgesia with gut paralysis. At the very least, see your doctor and get an examination & x-ray. ...Read more

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Crohns disease: is the anal gas infectious like a cough to people ?

Crohns disease: is the anal gas infectious like a cough to people ?

No: Crohn's disease is not an infectious disease. That being said you can have a GI tract infection on top of the crohn's especially if you have been treated with antibiotics and this infection can be contagious from contact with your stool. In general the gas or flatus should not be able to spread any infection without direct stool contact. ...Read more

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I have crohns disease & i woke up this morning vomiting and diarrhea badly. This pain is beyond intense. Should I go to the e.r i can't even eat.

I have crohns disease & i woke up this morning vomiting and diarrhea badly. This pain is beyond intense. Should I go to the e.r i can't even eat.

If you cannot: reach the Medical Provider who is treating your crohns I would opine that an ER (or preferably a Walk In Unit) is indicated. In the meantime Clear Liquids only! Hope this is helpful....Good luck...BE WELL! Dr Z ...Read more

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