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Is it possible for me to have ibd, such as Crohn's disease?

Is it possible for me to have ibd, such as Crohn's disease?

See your doctor: To diagnose ibd, after your doctor takes a history and performs a physical exam, he may refer you for a colonoscopy. This procedure views the colon in its entirety, and biopsies can be performed for diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Inflammatory bowel disease, also known as IBD, is the 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 rectum. Crohn's, on the other hand, is a non-continuous inflammation that affects all layers of the digestive system in the large and small intestine. Both ulcerative colitis and Crohn's cause diarrhea, pain, ...Read more


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Does an ibd serology that shows Crohn's disease mean I have it?

Does an ibd serology that shows Crohn's disease mean I have it?

Usually: But not always. All blood tests have a false positive rate. An ibd panel result needs to be interpreted in light of other diagnostic information. ...Read more

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Does an ibd serology that shows consistency with Crohn's disease mean I have it?

Higher likelihood.: The serology panels are not meant to be diagnostic. They are generally used in confirmation of diagnosis, or to help clarify a case of inflammatory bowel disease that is indeterminate. ...Read more

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Is coffee bad for IBD such as the Crohn's disease? Can I have 2 to 3 cups a day?

Is coffee bad for IBD such as the Crohn's disease? Can I have  2  to  3 cups a day?

Depends on symptoms: There have not been enough studies done on the relationship between caffeine and Crohn's yet, but there are a few things to consider whether to keep with the habit or stop. Caffeine can worsen your diarrhea, make digestion worse, and dehydrate you. You could do a trial off of it and see if you feel better or worse. If you are fairly well controlled it's probably fine but something to think about. ...Read more

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How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

How can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?

IBD: Perhaps there is some confusion inflammatory bowel disease(ibd)refers specifically to ulcerative colitis and crohn's diseasr. If a person has been informed that he or she has ibd then the diagnosis is either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. Inflammation in the intestine caused by infection or other causes may mimic ibd & thus not be either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. ...Read more

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What to do if I have Crohn's disease (a chronic ibd) there's no cure. I need pentasa (mesalamine) made by shire.?

Crohn's Disease: There is no cure, but there is treatment to keep it under control. Usually the best people to take care of Crohn's are gastroenterologists, and they usually take care of Crohn's patient in conjunction with a surgeon. Your treatment will depend on your symptoms and findings. Be sure to see your doctor if your current treatment is not working for you. ...Read more

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Ibd-crohn's and uc-how early are symptoms diagnosed?

Several steps.: Disease is diagnosed by compatible history ( abdominal pain, diarrhea, mucous, blood in stools, presence of extraintestinal sx) followed by exam to exclude other potential causes then endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the gut and obtain biopsy. ...Read more

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What do you advise if I'm just wondering how many people on here have ibd.. either Crohn's or uc..?

Crohn's and UC: The incidence and prevalence of IBD are increasing with time and in different regions around the world, the highest annual incidence of IBD is in Europe, followed by North America with the lowest incidence in Asia and the Middle East, although the rate of increase is highest in the latter region, suggesting that environmental factors are important. This is about 1.5 - 2 million persons in the USA. ...Read more

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I am taking the drug apriso. I have uc/ibd/crohn's. What exactly is this medicine doing?

I am taking the drug apriso. I have uc/ibd/crohn's. What exactly is this medicine doing?

Meselamine/5-ASA: Apriso is a long-acting form of 5-aminosalicylic acid (mesalamine) which are well-established preparations used in the management of inflammatory bowel disease. These drugs are most useful for the treatment of mild to moderate flares of ulcerative colitis and, especially, for maintenance of remission. The mechanisms are complex, but involve anti-inflammatory and prevents oxidative damage. ...Read more

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If a pt comes to ED w/ acute IBD flair up (Dx of Crohn's ). Would it be appropriate to start them on Lialda until Pentasa can be aquired?

If a pt comes to ED w/ acute IBD flair up (Dx of Crohn's ).  Would it be appropriate to start them on Lialda until Pentasa can be aquired?

Yes : It's an alternative for IBD. Should be fine till you start pentasa. However always let dr administrating pentasa know what you are on. ...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