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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

Dr. Quang Nguyen
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Obesity (Definition)

The definition started with Louis Israel Dublin, chief statistician of the Metropolitan life insurance company, in the early 1940s, as a BMI >25 (definitely >30) for people in their 20's based on retrospective observational life insurance data of the age at which people died later in life. This was subsequently adopted by the medical disease industry. However, BMI is ...Read more


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What are my treatment options for Crohns disease?

What are my treatment options for Crohns disease?

Discuss with GI MD: Treatment of anyone with an autoimmune disorder starts with stress reduction, proper diet and adequate sleep and rest. Lack of any of these can worsen/bring out symptoms. Sometimes treatment involves biologics of which Humera is one, steroids, and 5-aminosalicylates if the colon and rectum are involved. The right medication choices need a discussion with your MD who knows extent of your disease. ...Read more

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Crohns disease, at what point during a flare up should I go to the hospital?

Talk with doctor: You should be in contact with your doctor by phone if you are in pain or bleeding. Going to the er should be a joint decision, unless you are experiencing extreme uncontrollable pain or other unusual or concerning symptoms. ...Read more

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Throughout the day my stomach swells, hardens with raised knots sometimes painful. I have Crohns disease don't know if related -happens most every day?

More info: I would keep a log of your symptoms and indicate time of day and relation to meal time and what you ate. I would present this information to your gastroenterologist and see how this fits into your Crohns process. Good luck. ...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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Will having IBS, or Crohns disease affect my HIV test and give me a false negative.

Will having IBS, or Crohns disease affect my HIV test and give me a false negative.

Possibly no: There is no relation between these disease and HIV. If you suspect that the screening test was negative then you can discuss with a physician to get a definitive tests. ...Read more

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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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I had blood work and my ASCA was abnormal my doctor mentioned possible Crohns Disease. Could my ASCA be abnormal and it be fine. I've had weight loss?

I had blood work and my ASCA was abnormal my doctor mentioned possible Crohns Disease. Could my ASCA be abnormal and it be fine. I've had weight loss?

Yes: Your positive ASCA is suggestive but not diagnostic of Crohn's. But because you have diarrhea, weight loss and fatigue, you should be evaluated further. A CT scan, small bowel series and colonoscopy would be helpful. Good luck! ...Read more

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Dr. Abby Caplin
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Crohn's Disease (Definition)

http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/crohns-disease/basics/definition/con-20032061 ...Read more