Have chrons disease with large bowel inflamation. What is next?

Medication. Usually medications are the first treatment for crohn's disease. A gastroenterologist will help you. Surgery is seldom used unless there is a lack of response to medications, intestinal blockage, intestinal bleeding, or intestinal fistulas. Medications may include steroids or prednisone, and others.

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My 2nd GI doctor said the 3rd pathologist thinks medication or Chrons disease may be the cause of Inflammation in intestine. How can I be sure to know?

Crohns Disease. Selective immunsuppression with Remicade (infliximab) and steroids is a basic tenet of medical therapy for Crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Micronutrient deficiencies are relatively new and include replacing and monitoring for vit d3, vit a, zinc,B12, several other vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Bile binders/questran and avoiding fats can be helpful. Many are helped by avoiding gluten. Good luck. 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...

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...

Studies show vitamin d can help reduce symptoms of chrons disease. Newer ones claim deficient people may have longer lifes. Is their truth to either?

Media science. The cmaj study was of very old folks and found a correlation that is almost certainly the result of some variable other than vitamin d intake (likely a variant in metabolism.) severe crohn's interferes with vitamin d absorption, likely explaining the effect. The media distort this stuff into "news" and this confuses everybody. If you have crohn's or not, consider a vitamin d supplement. Read more...

Most common drug for treatment of chrons disease?

Vary. Crohn's disease is an autoimmune disease and usually respond to any treatment that affects immune responses. Currently drugs like remicade, (infliximab) humira, or other tnf drugs are the choices. If you are a sufferer, check with your gastroenterologist on the best treatment for you. 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...

My 40 yr old son is in the hospital he has chrons disease and diverticulosis he is still in terrible pain and dry heeving what else could be wrong?

Probably Crohn's. Would doubt the diverticulosis is the reason for his symptoms. If he has crohn's disease, this may cause his pain and "dry heaving." if the small bowel is involved, this may cause a small bowel obstruction and cause pain and vomiting. Would think if he's in the hospital, they could figure these things out. Read more...
Acute presentation. Requires a more expeditious diagnostic approach and coordination among the specialists. Who admitted your son? Who diagnosed his crohn's disease? Was there a ct scan to indicate diverticulitis? Crohn's complication? For this type of presentation, GI doc and surgeon work together closely to provide the best care. Your son - and his loved ones are a big part of the overall process, stay engaged... Read more...