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Crohn's Disease Health Center

Medical Reference Related to Crohn's Disease

  1. Crohn's Disease - Symptoms

    The main symptoms of Crohn's disease include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, and weight loss.

  2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

  3. Crohn's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Crohn's disease involves medications to prevent flare - ups, or maintain remission, of the disease. A few people have severe, persistent symptoms or complications that may require additional medications or surgery.

  4. 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 ...

  5. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

  6. Crohn's Disease - Home Treatment

    Learn how to treat mild symptoms of Crohn's disease.

  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    The following nutritional treatments may be used for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease). Enteral nutrition Enteral nutrition is a fluid given through a tube that is inserted into the nose,down the throat,and into the stomach. This tube is called a nasogastric,or NG,tube. The fluid contains essential nutrients and helps supplement or replace a regular diet. ...

  8. 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,...

  9. 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 ...

  10. Your Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis

    Medicine and surgery can help moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, but your treatment depends on your symptoms.

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