Can you have chrons disease or any ibd without having diahrea?

Yes. It is one of the most common symptoms , but not an absolute. Abdominal pain is probably more common. If you are raising this question you should go see you md and have a discussion.

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How reliable is the IBD panel...came back negative But I have every symptom of Chrons disease. Haven't been able to eat due to inflammation in ileum?

IBD, ileitis. Did you have a colonoscopy or small bowel follow thru ? Sometimes other conditions autoimmune disease ,sarcoid, Mycobacterium , medicatiions like NSAIDS, ischemia psoriasis, food intolerances can cause ileitis.f/u/w/ GI http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TS_IBD_Differention_Panel http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2914216/table/T1/ Read more...

Sufferring from inflammatory bowel disease, doctors diagnosed as maybe ibs, celiac chrons disease. A lot of food allergies. Gluten, dairy intolerance?

Colon problems. Since the illnesses you mentioned in your question are all different, it sounds as though your problem really hasn't been diagnosed yet at all. If you are still having problems, be sure to see a gastroenterologist. If you have already seen one and still can't sort this out, get a second opinion from another gastroenterologist. These diseases are not mysteries! Keep going until you feel better. Read more...

My grandma has severe diarrhea, we're thinking its chrons disease. How should I stop her from getting dehydrated?

GI Eval. Diarrhea has a broad diifferential diagnosis. Prolonged diarrhea deserves a gastrointestinal (GI) evaluation by either a primary care physician or possibly from a gastroenterologist. Likely stool studies as well as a colonoscopy may be needed. Read more...

How do I know if I have chrons disease?

Crohn's diagnosis. The symptoms from crohn's range from very severe to very mild. If your primary doctor suspects crohn's they'll usually get some basic blood tests - cbc, esr, chemistry panel, liver tests, crp, but then most likely refer you to a GI specialist for a colonoscopy. The doctor will look for ulcerations, other signs of inflammation, and will do a biopsy, which will help with the diagnosis of crohn's. Read more...

How often is apendicitis misdiagnosed as chrons disease.

Not uncommonly. Crohn's disease frequently involves the terminal ileum which is right next to the appendix. Crohn's inflammation here can easily be mistaken for appendicitis. A ct scan before surgery can often differentiate between the two. Read more...

Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease?

It's Possible. Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history. Read more...