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  1. Crohn's Disease - Cause

    Learn what causes Crohn's disease.

  2. Crohn's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

    Call a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and you have one or more of the following: fever or shaking chills, lightheadedness, passing out, or rapid heart rate, stools that are almost always bloody, or severe d

  3. 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.

  4. Crohn's Disease - Exams and Tests

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

  5. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

  6. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

    Ulcerative colitis affects only the large intestine, so surgery that removes the large intestine can cure the disease.

  7. Crohn's Disease: When Surgery Is Needed - 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 ...

  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. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Enteral or Total Parenteral Nutrition - 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. ...

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