Can irritable bowel syndrome be associated with Crohn's disease

Yes. Remember , IBS is a syndrome that is characterized by symptoms, although there are some anatomical changes in these patients colons that have been identified. There is not a causative relationship between these two disorders. A person with undiagnosed chron's may have symptoms identical to ibs. Likewise, a person with IBS could also develop chron's.
Yes. If fifteen percent of the population has ibs. Then 15 percent of crohns patients may have ibs. How can one distinguish between crohns and ibs. Ibs should not lead to blood in the stool, fevers or nocturnal wakening due to pain or weight loss.

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I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome last year and I have been coping, could I possibly have Crohn's disease?

You may need tests. Many symptoms of ibs and crohn's disease overlap, including diarrhea, abdominal pain. Most people with ibs do not have crohn's disease as well. However, because of the overlap, you will need a gastroenterologist to help sort this out for you and most likely will involve blood tests, stool tests, and likely a colonoscopy. Read more...

I need info about irritable bowel syndrome. Is the treatment different that for crohn's?

Not at all the same! Irritable bowel syndrome is a functional disorder- the bowel looks normal, but reacts to stimuli differently that the bowel of people without ibs. Crohn's disease is one of the inflammatory bowel diseases (ibd), in which the bowel's architecture is changed, and there are a number of risks, including that of intestinal cancer. Irritable bowel is often treated with fiber, fluid, and counseling. Read more...

Possible Crohn's disease or inflammatory bowel disease, what's the difference?

Crohn's is. A type of inflammatory bowel disease as is ulcerative colitis. These are the two most common and there is a spectrum of diseases between the two with characteristics of both. Check with a good gastroenterologist. Treatments can be variable. Read more...

How long does it take to recover from small bowel resection for Crohn's disease?

Weeks. 2-4 weeks out of work. 3 months for complete recovery. Read more...
A few weeks.... Depending on the type of surgery you had. Patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery have shorter stays and faster recoveries than those who have traditional open surgery. The average length of stay in the hospital ranges from 3-7 days. Factors such as overall health before the surgery, nutritional status and disease severity predict outcomes. The stronger you are going in the faster you recover! Read more...

What effect does snorting cocaine have on a healthy bowel and what is the effect on bowel with Crohn's Disease?

Pardon my irony. The effects of the stress from dealing with police/courts/prison conditions is BIG and has very bad effects on several body functions, but maybe especially hard on your bowels. Certainly a Crohn's patient, but even a healthy bowel might not deal well w/ the dietary deprivations you could encounter. BTW, at the point of use, it may feel good. But it is risky in many ways beyond that. I'd say avoid! Read more...

I need a colonoscopy but I'm too weak to do bowel cleanse. I have Crohn's disease & a heart condition w/electrolyte abnormalities. What are my options?

Ask your doctors... Ask your existing doctors if direct inspection with colonoscopy could be replaced by indirect means like digital camera endoscopy or modified imaging studies. Of course, the doctors and you together will consider the balance between medical necessities and professional possibilities. Read more...

I've severe Crohn's & short bowel syndrome. I'm on TPN but still have Bloating & vomiting daily. What do you think of taking genEssential digestion?

Ask your doctor. When you're on TPN due to short bowel syndrome, even small changes in dietary intake can be important. It is not clear whether trying this supplement would be useful, but I would not do it until you have first discussed it with the doctor who prescribes your TPN. Good luck. Read more...