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How many people with Crohn's disease will require another surgery?

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In about half of adults who have a resection to treat Crohn's disease, the disease comes back within 5 years. Often Crohn's disease that returns requires treatment that involves only medication. However, about half of those who have a return of Crohn's disease will need another surgery.

From: Surgery for Crohn’s Disease WebMD Medical Reference

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

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "Surgery for Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

SOURCES:

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

Crohn's & Colitis Foundation: "Surgery for Crohn's Disease."

Reviewed by Jaydeep Bhat on February 14, 2019

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