Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease a lifelong disease? Please advise!

Unfortunately yes. but you can achieve control of disease with careful medical management is most cases. You need to under the care of a gastroenterologist who specializes in Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Try National Foundation for Ileitis and Colitis home page for referral to one in your local area.

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Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease lifelong?

Generally yes. Inflammatory bowel disease (crohns and ulcerative colitis) are generally considered to be chronic diseases and generally require lifelong treatment. The disease can become less active over time and ultimately some patients may be able to stop therapy. Some crohn's disease is very mild and patients will go for years before seeking treatment. Read more...

Is crohn disease and inflammatory bowel disease both lifelong diseases?

Depends. Inflammatory bowel disease includes crohn's and ulcerative colitis. Crohn's has the potential of being a lifelong disease as it can involve any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus. Ulcerative colitis only involves the colon; thus worse case scenario, removing the entire colon is a cure. See a GI doctor/colorectal surgeon for more details. Read more...
Usually. Ibd is characterized by periods of disease activity and remission. But considered life long disses. Yes, uc can be 'cured' with a total colectomy but that is only reserved for severe refactory cases or patients with dysplasia/malignancy. 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...

Does having hemmroids mean that you likely have inflammatory bowel disease (crohns, ulcerative colitis, etc)?

NO. Hemorrhoids are due for the most part to STRAINING at stool (CONSTIPATION) A common cause of benign constipation is IBS (IRRITABLE BOWEL SYNDROME) NOT RELATED or to be confused with INFLAMMATORY bowel conditions such as Crohn's Disease ot Ulcerative Colitis!! Hope this helps! Dr Z. Read more...
No, ... No, there is no connection between both. Hemorrhoids are varicose veins of anal canal resulting from defected venous valves like those in varicose veins of the legs, and IBD is one of autoimmune disease maybe against any part of bowels, but chiefly in terminal ileum, known as Crohn's disease or large intestine as ulcerative colitis. So, they are not connected. Read more...
No. Hemorrhoids are extremely common and are not necessarily a marker for IBD. Patients with Crohn's disease can develop large external hemorrhoids that can be very painful, but they almost always have other dramatic symptoms. . Read more...