What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

No connection. Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix. The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis.
Bowel inflammation. While crohn's disease can involve inflammation of the entire GI tract, appendicitis is confined to the appendix. Clinical presentation can be identical, as ileal inflammation (most common site for crohn's) & appendicitis both cause rlq pain. The treatment for appendicitis is surgery, while crohn's is treated with medical therapy (& surgery reserved for treating complications or medical failures.
Different. The cause of crohn's and appendicitis are extremely different. Appendicitis is localized non immune inflammation. Crohn's is more complex in nature and never cured.

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Is there a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Not necessarily . However you could have crohn's disease involving the appendix only diagnosed after undergoing an appendectomy for prsumed appendicitis and getting a pathology report demonstrating active crohn's colitis. Read more...

Is it true that there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Only in that . Crohns ileitis and appendicitis are difficult to distinguish clinically sometimes. But these days with accurate ct scanning, it usually is not a problem to distinguish between the two. Read more...

I hear there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease. Is that true?

Crohn's ileitis. Can be mistaken for acute appendicitis clinically. These days, ct scan should be able to differentiate the two. One does not cause the other. It is possible to get isolated crohn's appendicitis, but very rare. Read more...

How are appendicitis and Crohn's disease linked?

Hard to say. The real problem is the difficulty in telling the difference between crohn's ileitis and appendicitis. Crohn's ileitis is treated with medicine, whereas appendicits requires an emergency operation. But a ct scan should be able to tell the difference. Read more...

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Need more details. I would need to know much more information on the dteails of all your medical test results and pathology reports and a detailed medical history before i could guess what you may have. See a gastroenterology specialist or get a second opinion if you are concerned. Read more...

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Lots of issues... ...In your question: crohn's, infection, pain, appendicitis, ; question of colonoscopy results. To answer your primary concern--that of crohn's, be assured the presumptive diagnosis can be clarified if granulomas are found on your colon biopsies ; your asca blood level is elevated. To address your other issues, please call your doctor who performed your testing ; knows you best. Good health--. Read more...