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My mom was diagnosed with Crohn's disease seven yrs ago (not severe). Should my siblings and I consider getting tested for crohn's?

Crohn' s Disease. Yes, it is a good idea since crohn's disease may be inherited. Read more...
It's not . Recommended to do a screening test for crohn's disease unless u have signs and symptoms - abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stool, weight loss, anemia. A positive blood test for crohn's without any symptoms may give u unnecessary anxiety. Take care!http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/crohns-disease/ds00104/dsection=symptoms. http://www.m.webmd.com/crohns-disease/tc/crohns-disease-exams-and-tests. Read more...
Some genetics. Inheritance pattern of crohn disease is unclear because many genetic and environmental factors are likely to be involved. This condition tends to cluster in families, however, and having an affected family member is significant risk factor for disease.Crohn's related to chromosomes 5, 10, ariations of atg16l1, irgm, and nod2 genes increase risk of developing crohns. Should consult GI doctor. Read more...