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If I took a sweat test for Crohn's diease and tested positive, does this mean I have crohn's?

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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
4 doctors agree

In brief: Double check

I know of no sweat test for crohn's disease.
Generally, crohn's is diagnosed by a colonoscopy and biopsy, or a video capsule endoscopy. Double check what you have been told, as there is a sweat test for cystic fibrosis.

In brief: Double check

I know of no sweat test for crohn's disease.
Generally, crohn's is diagnosed by a colonoscopy and biopsy, or a video capsule endoscopy. Double check what you have been told, as there is a sweat test for cystic fibrosis.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Aaron Milstone
Internal Medicine - Pulmonology
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Although patients with cystic fibrosis have a higher risk of crohns disease a sweat chloride test is used to make a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and not crohns disease.
Crohns is usually diagnosed by a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy of the bowel with biopsies of the bowel wall.

In brief: No

Although patients with cystic fibrosis have a higher risk of crohns disease a sweat chloride test is used to make a diagnosis of cystic fibrosis and not crohns disease.
Crohns is usually diagnosed by a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy of the bowel with biopsies of the bowel wall.
Dr. Aaron Milstone
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