Is there any connection between vertical sleeve gastrectomy & Crohn's disease?

No. Crohn's disease is generally a disease of the small bowel, occasionally the large intestine and is an inflammatory disorder. Sleeve gastrectomy (sg) is used for weight loss. The two disorders are not related or causal. Most patients with ibd are malnourished and the frequency of morbid obesity is lower, however in one study from israel, 13 patients with crohn's successfully underwent sg.

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Can you tell me more about having vertical sleeve gastrectomy operation while having Crohn's disease?

Sleeve ; Crohn's . A sleeve is a better option than a gastric bypass for crohn's patients because the sleeve doesn't involve cutting the intestines. That said, you shouldn't have a sleeve done if you currently have a crohn's flare up. Read more...

Can anything other than Crohn's Disease cause ulcer (s) in the ileum?

Not commonly. I suppose bacterial overgrowth might, but that's not anywhere near as common as Crohn's. I suppose inflammatory bowel disease overlaps it slightly as do vascular autoimmune diseases, but these would not commonly affect ileium and would have other symptoms that would overshadow the ileium! Read more...

How long does Crohn's disease take to recover?

Life long disease. Crohn's is a life-long disease, but the symptoms do not have to be life-long. Many with crohn's are stable and without symptoms when treated with appropriate medications. Talk with your gastroenterologist about this condition and the treatment options. Read more...

Do symptoms like Crohn's disease go away quickly?

Rarely. If the diagnosis is correct and you have crohn's disease, the symptoms will not go away without treatment. With treatment your response may vary as no 2 patients behave exactly the same. However, given the proper therapy, you should seeimprovement over a 2-3 week period. If not you may require more aggressive therapy and possible hospitalization/surgery. Read more...
? Crohns is a disease, not a symptom. It never goes completely away. Treatable, not curable. Read more...

Does Crohn's disease usually cause many symptoms?

Sometimes. Crohn's symptoms range from none at all to more commonly abdominal pain, bloody bowel movements, cramping, and intestinal discomfort. If it is found, it will often be from a colonoscopy which are frequently ordered because of one of these symptoms. Read more...

Can you tell me how could Crohn's disease cause ill health?

Crohn's Disase. Absolutely! there are many symptoms that can cause "ill health" including visual, skin, musculoskeletal, etc. Conditions along with intestinal problem. http://www.laendo.net/english/inflammatory-bowel-disease-88079022. Read more...