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What is Crohn's colitis?

What is Crohn's colitis?

CD affecting colon: Colitis: inflammation of the colon. Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd. Ibd is of unknown cause, likely genetic predisposition, chronic, wax and wane. Ulcerative colitis (uc) affects inner lining of colon, starts in rectum. Crohn's disease (cd) is full thickness infl of bowel, mostly ileum, and/or colon, can skip segments of bowel. ...Read more

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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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Can I still live a full life with colitis or crohns?

Can I still live a full life with colitis or crohns?

Absolutely!: These days, Crohn's colitis is as treatable as it ever has been. You should be able to get your symptoms under control with the help of your doctor. In addition, the Crohn's and Colitis Foundation has many patient centered resources available to help you cope with your illness. Check them out! You should be able to do anything that you set your mind to, despite your Crohn's. www.ccfa.org ...Read more

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What's the difference between colitis and Crohn's disease? The symptoms seem the same.

What's the difference between colitis and Crohn's disease? The symptoms seem the same.

Ulcerative : Ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are the two most common inflammatory bowel diseases we see. Even though they can seem similar, they differ in symptoms, affected populations, which parts of the digestive tract they affect, complications and treatments. Below i've linked a web page with many tables that compare the differences between the two. ...Read more

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Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

Compare types of colitis, ibd or crohn?

IBD (Crohn's vs UC): Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) includes a spectrum of disorders that result in gut inflammation with systemic manifestations. Gut involvement in ulcerative colitis is limited to the lining of the colon whereas in crohn's disease there is transmural (full-thickness) inflammation that can involve any portion of the gut (from mouth to anus). See my other healthtap answers on the subject too. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Yes and no: It would be very unlikely. to not detect a colitis on colonoscopy, but Crohn,s disease can just affect the small intestine out of view, but other studies can pick it up. Discuss with the Gastroenterologist who performed the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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I have crohn's colitis. Last 10-12 wks Coccyx is so painful to sit on and to stand from sitting it's unbearably painful. Could there be a connection ?

I have crohn's  colitis. Last 10-12 wks Coccyx is so painful to sit on and to stand from sitting it's unbearably painful. Could there be a connection ?

Probably Not: Cohn's colitis generally does not affect the RECTUM which is the portion of the bowel near the coccyx. If you have not had any trauma to the area, I would check this out with your Primary Care Provider rather than your Gastroenterologist!! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Genes+environment : A combination of genetic predisposion (for example crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! as knowledge increases more precise factors are identified. ...Read more

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What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

What causes colitis, Crohn's disease and other digestive problems?

Unknown: While we don't entirely know what causes these, inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis and crohn's) appears to be caused by an autoimmune mechanism. There is a degree of genetic susceptibility, which seems to be higher in crohn's. However other theories, such as a virus as a cause, may also play a role. There are many other forms of colitis that may mimic these, and only a doctor can tell. ...Read more

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What is the latest treatment for colitis ? I do not have Crohn's.

What kind: you do not have a crohn, so it must be ulcerative colitis, ischemic colitis, pseudo membrane colitis, ETC. so to know the latest in therapy we need to know what kind you have. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more