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I have very lazy bowel movement and constipation for 7 months, dependent on laxatives. Taking Crohn's medic. For three months but didn't help? Advice

Need more info. I assume you are consulting with a gastroenterologist. Crohn's is sometimes difficult to treat I would advise to see him/her or see another gastroenterologist for a second opinion. Read more...

What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients, even Crohn's is treated successfully?

Constipation? Absence of bowel movements is usually due to constipation and believe it or not Crohns patients can get constipated. Good control of the disease also can reduce bowel movements. If you are under good control and you see your doctor regularly it could be constipation or diverticular disease. Advise you follow up with your GI doctor and be sure he checks you. Read more...

How many bowel movements does a person with Crohn's have daily?

0-20. This answer depends on many different factors in every crohn's patient. Patients who have a surgically shortened bowel may have several bowel movements each day whereas patients who have never had surgery and are in remission, may have only one bowel movement each day. It also depends on medications taken. There is no general answer to this question. Read more...

I was diagnosed with irritable bowel syndrome last year and I have been coping, could I possibly have Crohn's disease?

You may need tests. Many symptoms of ibs and crohn's disease overlap, including diarrhea, abdominal pain. Most people with ibs do not have crohn's disease as well. However, because of the overlap, you will need a gastroenterologist to help sort this out for you and most likely will involve blood tests, stool tests, and likely a colonoscopy. Read more...

What effect does snorting cocaine have on a healthy bowel and what is the effect on bowel with Crohn's Disease?

Pardon my irony. The effects of the stress from dealing with police/courts/prison conditions is BIG and has very bad effects on several body functions, but maybe especially hard on your bowels. Certainly a Crohn's patient, but even a healthy bowel might not deal well w/ the dietary deprivations you could encounter. BTW, at the point of use, it may feel good. But it is risky in many ways beyond that. I'd say avoid! 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...

Can irritable bowel syndrome be associated with Crohn's disease

Yes. If fifteen percent of the population has ibs. Then 15 percent of crohns patients may have ibs. How can one distinguish between crohns and ibs. Ibs should not lead to blood in the stool, fevers or nocturnal wakening due to pain or weight loss. Read more...
Yes. Remember , IBS is a syndrome that is characterized by symptoms, although there are some anatomical changes in these patients colons that have been identified. There is not a causative relationship between these two disorders. A person with undiagnosed chron's may have symptoms identical to ibs. Likewise, a person with IBS could also develop chron's. Read more...