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Crohn's Disease - Exams and Tests

Crohn's disease is diagnosed through a medical history and physical exam, imaging tests to look at the intestines, and lab tests.

It may go undiagnosed for years, because symptoms usually develop gradually and it doesn't always affect the same part of the intestine.

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What Causes Crohn’s Disease?

Although there are many theories about what causes Crohn's disease, none of them have been proven. There is a benefit, though, in understanding the possible causes of Crohn's disease and how they interact with one another. Doing so can help one better understand the symptoms, diagnosis, and treatment of Crohn's disease. Scientists believe that Crohn's disease is caused by a combination of these factors: Immune system problems Genetics Environmental factors How might each of these factors...

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Other diseases can have the same symptoms as Crohn's disease. But doctors can diagnose Crohn's by doing a test that looks at the inside of the intestine.

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