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What to expect for first signs of Crohn's disease?

What to expect for first signs of Crohn's disease?

Variable: There are many potential "first signs". Weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be first signs. Its a tricky disease unfortunately. ...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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Colonoscopy showed signs of Crohn's disease what's the next step?

Colonoscopy showed signs of Crohn's disease what's the next step?

Doc: The physician that did the colonoscopy should be advising you. It depends on how active the disease is. See a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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If I'm not in a flare will the colonoscopy still show signs of Crohn's disease?

If I'm not in a flare will the colonoscopy still show signs of Crohn's disease?

Usually No!: Like other medical tests, only what is present at the moment, within the limits of accuracy of the test, may be revealed. Additionally, the range of what is considered "normal" is huge. Eg for most quantitative measurements the central 96% of the range (compared to a small & unspecified group of people measured at some time in the past) is considered "normal". Studying the issues yourself is Best ...Read more

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What are the signs of Crohn's disease that I should look out for if my dad has it?

Many possibilities: There are many possible "First Presentations" of Crohn's disease. Abdominal pain, vomiting, fever, weight loss, anemia, iron deficiency, bowel obstruction, diarrhea, blood in the stool, and arthritis. The best thing to do is to have him evaluated by a doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What are the early signs of Crohn's ? Ie. Those symptoms that will occur at 1st stage of the disease

What are the early signs of Crohn's ? Ie. Those symptoms that will occur at 1st stage of the disease

Many early signs: Early signs include abdominal pain, rectal bleeding, constipation, diarrhea, joint pain and sometimes fever.Abdominal pain followed by diarrhea will usually occur after eating a meal. Fatigues is early sign, other findings include anal sores, fissures or cracks and skin tags. Sometimes misdaignosed, confused with other ailments. ...Read more

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What are the signs that someone has Crohn's disease?

What are the signs that someone has Crohn's disease?

Symptoms variable : Crohn's disease can cause a range of symptoms depending on what portion of the bowel is affected. It can cause diarrhea, blood in stool, ulcers in mouth, weight loss, bowel obstruction with vomiting, and sores or fistful as around the anus. It can cause anemia and low protein. Most of the times symptoms develop over time. Ask your internist or see a gastroenterologist if crohn's seems likely. ...Read more

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What are the signs of IBS and Crohn's disease?

What are the signs of IBS and Crohn's disease?

One is inflammation: Ibs is irritable bowel syndrome. It causes chronic abdominal discomfort with changes in bowel movements. Crohn's is characterized by chronic inflammation of the bowel, and can often have diarrhea, blood in the stool, weight loss, fevers, arthritis, vomiting, and bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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Colonoscopy shows no sign of Crohn's disease but can it be ulcerative colitis ?

Colonoscopy shows no sign of Crohn's disease but can it be ulcerative colitis ?

Unlikely: if no signs of crohn's disease was seen on colonoscopy, then it means there was no inflammation seen. Ulcerative colitis would have been seen on colonoscopy, unless it is "quiescent" or controlled with medications. ...Read more

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16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

16 year old daughter has Crohn's disease and has no signs of puberty should l be worried? Her bone age is 13.

Proper treatment: Growth and development problems: stunted growth and delayed puberty, are common problems in children and teens with crohn's disease. These problems are believed to be due mostly to undernourishment.With control and proper treatment of disease, the prognosis for ultimate linear growth and maturity is good. If worried ask gastroenterologist or treating physician. ...Read more

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What is Crohn's disease?

What is Crohn's disease?

Gut disease: This is a serious, troublesome, incurable, chronic disease usually involving the gut, causing the wall to thicken and become blocked. The new biotech medicines have made it much easier to treat than in the past. You may hear it called "regional enteritis" or "terminal ileitis"; the latter doesn't mean it's terminal in the sense that it's usually fatal. ...Read more