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How likely is it that a child will have Crohn's disease if the father or mother has it?

Yes. Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that your children will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but if the child has GI complaints they should be checked out. Read more...

Is a child at high risk for getting Crohn's disease if either parent has crohn's?

IBD. According to one source, if one parent has ibd the risk of the child to have it is 9%. Read more...
Probably higher! Pts with crohn's are greatly at risk for spondylitis. Mild manifestations frequently are diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome. Increased frequency of bms, might suggest this. Virtually all patients with spondyloarhitis have histologic inflammtion of the bowel, without major sx! Read more...
Yes. Crohn's disease has many genetic components so it is too complicated to say for sure what the risk is that your children will get crohns. However the risk is definitely elevated above the general population--perhaps a 5-10 fold risk above someone else of your same ethnic background. No screening is necessary but if the child has GI complaints they should be checked out. Read more...

My husband has Crohn's disease. What is the likelihood that our baby will have it?

About 1 in 10. If you look at all close relatives of people with crohn's disease, about 1 in 10 will also have crohn's disease. Many other autoimmune conditions have similar risks for relatives - a slightly increased risk that seems to be caused by many different genes, complicated patterns of inheritance, and perhaps some environmental factors or triggers. Symptoms often begin in the 20's. Read more...

How can you safely have a baby with somebody who has Crohn's disease?

Sure. Yes . If the person with the crohn's was female, it is generally harder to get pregnant and more difficult for the woman. Read more...

I have a friend who is a 15 year old boy with Crohn's disease & he's going through tests to see if h?

Give Support. Crohn's disease can be very severe and difficult to treat. Your friend will need you for support as the tests and treatment may be difficult and prolonged. If medical attention does not seem adequate then urge more consultations. Being a good friend and listening will mean a tremendous help to your fiend and her son. Read more...

How does Crohn's disease affect my baby?

Not likely. In general, crohn's disease does not cause problems with a developing fetus, although the stress of pregnancy can cause some issues for the mom (although many autoimmune conditions seem to improve during pregnancy!). However, if you are on medications for crohn's they can cause some trouble as many are very powerful - steroids, immune modifying drugs, etc. I am sure your physician can give answers. Read more...

Is it safe to have a baby with a guy who has Crohn's disease?

Yes. Crohn's disease can be transmitted to family members but not necessarily. I do not know that there is any fetal testing before the baby is born. Ask your obstetrician for advise. Read more...

Is there a part of your intestine they can not see in testing for Crohn's disease?

Most of the small I! The small intestine cannot be visualized with "scopes." certainly barium studies can idnetify more serious lesions, but not as well as the colon. The new "swallow-camera-pill, " cxan define some lesions, but it's track record is spotty. Read more...