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What signs will I notice if my Crohn's disease is in remission?

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If your disease is in remission, you’ll likely notice these signs:

  • No more symptoms like pain, diarrhea, or fatigue.
  • Blood tests will show normal inflammation levels.
  • Your Crohn’s disease activity index score may be below 150.
  • Lesions in your bowel or colon start to heal.
  • You feel normal and have a good quality of life.

SOURCES:

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; spokesman, American Gastroenterological Association;

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America: “Maintenance Therapy.”

Lichtenstein, Gary R. , published online, January 2009. American Journal of Gastroenterology

MayoClinic.org: “Crohn’s Disease: Treatments and drugs.”

Herfarth, Hans. April/May 2013. AGA Perspectives,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

SOURCES:

Gil Y. Melmed, MD, Director, Clinical Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA; spokesman, American Gastroenterological Association;

Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America: “Maintenance Therapy.”

Lichtenstein, Gary R. , published online, January 2009. American Journal of Gastroenterology

MayoClinic.org: “Crohn’s Disease: Treatments and drugs.”

Herfarth, Hans. April/May 2013. AGA Perspectives,

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on June 14, 2018

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