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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)

A chronic inflammatory bowel disease that affects the lining ...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

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Crohn's disease and taebo?

Exercise is good: Tae bo seems to be pretty high energy and impact. If your disease is under good control, you should haven't have major issues, like incontinence. Check out this excellent article on exercise and ibd: http://www.Webmd.Com/ibd-crohns-disease/ulcerative-colitis/features/exercising-when-you-have-a-gi-disorder. ...Read more

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What cause Crohn's disease ?

What cause Crohn's disease ?

Life: Immune disease, immune deficiencys, genetics, possile with stress added. See a good gastroenterologist. Inflammatory bowel disease must be treated as soon as diagnosed! ...Read more

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Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Is Crohn's disease hereditary?

Yes: Crohn's disease is hereditary, but that does not mean if you have crohn's your child will automatically get it. The risk of a child getting crohn's from a parent is less than 10%. The risk does go up if both parents have inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more

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How is Crohn's disease treated?

Medical and surgery: Crohn's is an inflammatory condition of the intestine. It can respond well to medical management. If it is refractory and results in bleeding, perforation, stricture, or fails to respond to medical manangment then surgery is available. 50% of patients may require surgery at some time. ...Read more

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How to eat with Crohn's disease?

How to eat with Crohn's disease?

Crohn's diet ?: When your crohn's disease is inactive, there are few dietary restrictions needed. When flaring however, the location of crohn's activity determines diet modification. If in the small bowel, consider cutting back on lactose & fatty foods, & add supplements to make up for vitamin & mineral malabsorptions. If colonic crohn's, avoid gut stimulants like caffeine, minimize alcohol, maybe add probiotics. ...Read more

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How can I treat Crohn's disease?

How can I treat Crohn's disease?

See a gi doctor: There are many different treatments for crohn's disease. The decision of which medication regimen is best involves reviewing your previous medications, current symptoms, findings on physical exam and endoscopic biopsy results. After reviewing all this info the doctor will discuss the treatment options with you. ...Read more

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Can you die from Crohn's disease?

Rarely: If untreated and out of control, people can lose weight, not absorb enough nutrients and become quite sick. Sometimes people need surgery when other treatments aren't effective. As with any illness that requires medication and/or surgical interventions, there is always risk, but many people living with crohn's can improve with appropriate intevention and live a fairly normal life. ...Read more

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What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

What test diagnoses Crohn's disease?

Biopsy: Confirmatory test is biopsy via upper GI endoscopy and/or colonoscopy. Crohn's usually presents with inflammatory changes and granulomas (areas of immune system consolidation) at the end of the small intestine (terminal ileum) but it can involve any part of the GI tract. ...Read more

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Foods to avoid with Crohn's disease?

It depends: You might be surprised to learn that there's no evidence that certain foods cause crohn's disease. But once you've been diagnosed, paying special attention to what you eat can go a long way toward managing flare-ups, promoting healing, and reducing annoying digestive symptoms. ...Read more

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How can I live with Crohn's disease?

Carefully: With proper diet, medication, and exercise . Keep a close relationship with your gastroenterologist. You may eventually need surgery, but that's tolerable as well. You simply have to put this aside, and refuse to let it control your life. Things could always be worse. Blessings to you. ...Read more