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    Medical Reference Related to Crohn's Disease

    1. Crohn's Disease - What Happens

      Crohn's disease is an ongoing (chronic) condition that may flare up throughout your life. The course of the disease varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications.

    2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of colon cancer. The amount of increased risk depends on the type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon),how much of the intestine is involved,and how long you have been ill. The cancer risk usually does not increase until you have had IBD for 8 years or longer. Starting 8 years after diagnosis,...

    3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Actionsets are designed to help people take an active role in managing a health condition. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

    4. Crohn's Disease - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve Crohns Disease.

    5. Crohn's Disease - Surgery

      Surgery may be needed for Crohn's disease if no medication can control your symptoms, you have serious side effects from medications, your symptoms can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids, or you develop certain complications.

    6. Ulcerative Colitis - Prevention

      You cannot prevent ulcerative colitis because the cause is unknown. However, you can take steps to reduce the severity of the disease. Medications taken regularly may reduce acute attacks and keep the disease in remission. Most experts recommend acetamino

    7. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

      If ulcerative colitis does not cause symptoms, no treatment may be necessary.

    8. Ulcerative Colitis - Health Tools

      Health tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health. Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems.

    9. Crohn's Disease - What Increases Your Risk

      Factors that may increase your risk of developing Crohn's disease include having a family history of Crohn's disease and smoking cigarettes.

    10. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

      These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

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