What does "terminal ileitis to rule out Crohn's disease" mean to you doctors?

Radiology. I have seen that on a ct scan report. It simply means that the terminal ileum (last part of the small intestine and area commonly affected by crohns disease) is inflamed and from the ct scan alone, one cannot rule out crohn's disease. Thus, further testing can be considered to see if this truly is crohns or something else.

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Does anyone on this site treat ileitis from Crohn's disease and/or ulcerative colitis?

COHNS DISEASE. Yes I am sure many of us do treat crohns disease with ileitis.The usual standard treatment is asachol with or without Prednisone unless there are complications and disease is more advance, then we immune modulaters. Read more...

Symptoms 5 yrs, abdominal pain, bloating, diarreah, constipation, fatigue, CT scan showed ileitis/enteritis. Bowel distented, is it Crohn's disease?

Possible. Crohn's disease is possible, given your age and the chronic nature of the symptoms, but so are other causes of leitis/enteritis. Chrohn's dz can be diagnosed by a biopsy of the affected mucosa. Recommend finding a good gastroenterologist. Read more...
See below. You need to be evaluated by a gastroenterologist and may need upper GI endoscopy, colonoscopy, capsule camera study, evaluation for sprue, whipples disease etc.. Get checked out. Good luck. Read more...
Could be Crohn's disease. Your age, symptoms and ct findings do point to the possibility of crohn's disease. Have you seen a gastroenterologist? Read more...
Could be. Could be. Get with your gastroenterologist and have him do colonoscopy, ilescopy , pill cam and enteroscopy if needed along with biopsies to make definitive diagnosis. Read more...

Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Crohns disease. can cause ulcer any where in the gastrointestinal tract. so ulcer in the ileum is most likely Crohn,s . they should have taken biopsy which would confirm the diagnosis. Read more...
Crohn's vs. Ileitis. A biopsy may be required to establish the diagnosis. It can be difficult to distinguish the two otherwise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15017486. Read more...

Diagnosed w/ Crohn's ileitis. Pencil thin stools sometimes. Is this common with CI? How often should I have colon/endoscopy after being diagnosed?

Yes. The thin stools can indicate narrowing or inflammation in the bowel, or scarring from old episodes. Your GI doctor can tell you if this is anything to worry about. They can also tell you how often to have endoscopy. This depends on how active your disease is. Good luck! Read more...

I have Crohn's disease. I been while not taking any medications or visiting my doctor but I feel quite well. Is that ok?

Crohn's. Sure. Keep stress under control & visit your doctor for routine checkups or more often if symptoms develop. Read more...
No. I feel that everyone with documented crohn's disease(cd) should be on therapy with only a few exceptions. If your cd is at the end f the small bowel, you will likely develop a stricture without treatment. If it is in the colon only, the disease will not leave you alone. It is much easier to prevent complications by adequate treatment than to try and initiate treatment when complications occur. Read more...

Can Crohn's disease go undiagnosed even after a colonoscopy? Even though all other symptoms suggest Crohn's disease but the doctors won't listen.

Seek alternative. diagnosis. Symptoms of Crohn's disease can occur in the context of other GI or systemic disorders. Highly unlikely to be Crohn's disease if scope negative. Finding the true diagnosis will lead to an effective management plan. Read more...

How can doctors help prevent Crohn's disease?

Quit smoking. Smokers are at higher risk for crohn's disease. Otherwise, there are no known ways to prevent the disease. In patients who have had crohn's, certain medications can be given to reduce the chances of recurrence. Read more...