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Crohn's Disease Health Center

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  1. Living With an Ostomy - Topic Overview

    It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work,participate in sports and physical activities,be intimate with your partner,and resume your social life after an ostomy. Medicine Most medicine is absorbed in the small intestine. If you have an ostomy,how well a medicine is absorbed depends on how much functioning intestine you have and the form of the medicine. Coated ...

  2. Crohn's Disease - Prevention

    While you cannot prevent Crohn's disease, you can take medications to reduce the severity.

  3. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

    Surgery for Crohn's disease usually is needed if ongoing symptoms do not respond to medicine or if side effects of medicine cause other serious problems. Surgery may be needed when you have: Bowel blockage (obstruction). Abscesses or tears (fissures) in the anal area or when abnormal connections (fistulas) form between two parts of the intestine or between the intestine and other internal ...

  4. Crohn's Disease - Exams and Tests

    Learn about exams and tests used in diagnosis of Crohn's disease.

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

    The symptoms of ulcerative colitis may include: diarrhea or rectal urgency, rectal bleeding.

  6. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    The severity of ulcerative colitis is determined by certain criteria. 1 Ulcerative colitis can be classified as mild,moderate,severe,or fulminant (very severe),which may guide treatment choices. People who have mild ulcerative colitis may have: Fewer than four bowel movements (stools) a day. No bleeding or a small amount of bleeding with stools. Normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate ...

  7. Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine.

  8. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

    Many people with ulcerative colitis consider nontraditional or complementary medicine in addition to prescription medications.

  9. Crohn's Disease - Other Treatment

    Some people who have Crohn's disease need additional nutrition because severe disease prevents their small intestine from absorbing nutrients. Supplemental liquid feedings may be done through a tube placed in the nose and down into the stomach (enteral nu

  10. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

    Sometimes symptoms of Crohn's disease can develop outside the digestive tract in other parts of the body (systemic symptoms),including the eyes,liver,blood,and bones. These systemic symptoms suggest that the immune system is involved in Crohn's disease. Systemic symptoms can include: 1 Joint problems,which occur in 5% to 20% of people who have Crohn's disease. Some people develop ...

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