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Doctor insights on: Crohn's Disease Flare Up Symptoms

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How to manage a Crohn's disease flare up?

How to manage a Crohn's disease flare up?

Diet and medication: A multidirectional approach aimed at decreasing the initiators, such as stress for some patients, a modification of the diet and obviously, medications directed at crohns disease are needed. Short term use of steroids is not unreasonable. A good relaitionship with your gastoenterologist is crucial. ...Read more

Dr. Abby Caplin
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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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What to do about my Crohn's disease flare?

What to do about my Crohn's disease flare?

Listen to your body: Llisten to your body and respond appropriately. Rest! also, healing from cd can be helped with a combination of western and eastern approaches. Both have something important to offer you. Get counseling to make sure you are absolutely doing what you most love in the world. Counselors and healers can help you prevent flares in the long term. ...Read more

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Can a old Crohn's disease flare up (bloody stool) flare up again that causes bloody stools to come back weeks later while i have a 3 rib break?

Can a old Crohn's disease flare up (bloody stool) flare up again that causes bloody stools to come back weeks later while i have a 3 rib break?

Yes.: Crohn's disease is a chronic illness associated with inflammation anywhere in the GI tract, typically the small intestine or colon. It can be episodic, responding to a course of treatment only to recur again months to years later. You should have a GI specialist you see regularly. With return of bleeding you need to contact your doctor to discuss treatment. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Many possibilities: There are many potential symptoms: weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be symptoms. Its a tricky disease unfortunately. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Variable: Symptoms can include abdominal crampy pain, diarhea 8-12 times per day, blood in stool, loss of appetite, weight loss, fatigue, inflammatory process near anus among others. If suspicious see either a colorectal surgeon or gastroenterologist for an evaluation and opinion. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Multiple: Abdominal pain, cramps, diarrhea, blood in stool, weight loss, fever. Other symptoms depend on complications such as formation of fistulae, intestinal obstruction, nutritional deficiencies and chronic inflammation. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Usually: Abdominal pain plus a red flag: weight loss, unexplained fever, diarrhea, blood in the stool. But sometimes all or none of these. Kids may have trouble growing for instance. ...Read more

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What are common symptoms of Crohn's disease?

CD symptoms: Common symptoms and signs of crohn's disease include persistent abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea, sometimes with blood or mucus. Other commonly associated symptoms include fever, weight loss, decreased appetite, night sweats, fatigue and arthritis. ...Read more

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What are the common symptoms of Crohn's disease?

What are the common symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Wide array of symtom: Crohn's can occur anywhere in the GI tract from one end to the other. Because of this the symptoms vary widely. The most common sites are the small intestine and colon. Because of the crohn's will commonly present with abdominal pain, cramping and diarrhea. Of course many other things cause this as well. If symptoms like this persist they should be evaluated by your physician. ...Read more

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