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Do you need surgery to treat Crohn's disease?

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Even though surgery cannot cure Crohn's disease, it is sometimes needed for patients whose symptoms do not respond to medications. Surgery can be performed to correct perforations, blockages, or bleeding in the intestine. Unfortunately, Crohn's disease often returns to the area next to where the inflamed part was removed. It is therefore important that you discuss with your doctor all possible options before deciding upon surgery.

From: The 5 Types of Crohn’s Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America: "About Crohn's Disease."

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

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