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How is Crohn's disease diagnosed?

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Your doctor will review your medical history. A specialist called a gastroenterologist may perform a colonoscopy or sigmoidoscopy to obtain bowel tissue for analysis. An upper endoscopy may also be done to look at the esophagus, stomach and first part of the small intestine, the duodenum. A further look through the small intestine can be done with capsule endoscopy, which uses a small, pill-sized camera that is swallowed.

From: Crohn’s Disease Overview WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Crohn's Diagnosis & Testing."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Uptodate.com. "Overview of the medical management of severe or refractory Crohn disease in adults."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 21, 2018

SOURCES: 

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America. "Crohn's Diagnosis & Testing."

FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”

National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse.

Uptodate.com. "Overview of the medical management of severe or refractory Crohn disease in adults."

 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 21, 2018

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