Crohn’s disease

What is the Crohn's disease?

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). It causes inflammation of your digestive tract, which can lead to abdominal pain, severe diarrhea, fatigue, weight loss and malnutrition. Inflammation caused by Crohn's disease can involve different areas of the digestive tract in different people.

The inflammation caused by Crohn's disease often spreads deep into the layers of affected bowel tissue. Crohn's disease can be both painful and debilitating, and sometimes may lead to life-threatening complications.

While there's no known cure for Crohn's disease, therapies can greatly reduce its signs and symptoms and even bring about long-term remission. With treatment, many people with Crohn's disease are able to function well.

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Symptoms

Signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease can range from mild to severe. They usually develop gradually, but sometimes will come on suddenly, without warning. You may also have periods of time when you have no signs or symptoms (remission).

When the disease is active, signs and symptoms may include:

  • Diarrhea
  • Fever
  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal pain and cramping
  • Blood in your stool
  • Mouth sores
  • Reduced appetite and weight loss
  • Pain or drainage near or around the anus due to inflammation from a tunnel into the skin (fistula)

Other signs and symptoms

People with severe Crohn's disease also may experience:

  • Inflammation of skin, eyes and joints
  • Inflammation of the liver or bile ducts
  • Delayed growth or sexual development, in children

When to see a doctor

See your doctor if you have persistent changes in your bowel habits or if you have any of the signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease, such as:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Blood in your stool
  • Ongoing bouts of diarrhea that don't respond to over-the-counter (OTC) medications
  • Unexplained fever lasting more than a day or two
  • Unexplained weight loss

 

10 common question about Crohn's disease

1What are the first signs of Crohn's disease?
Other early signs and symptoms of Crohn's disease include: loss of appetite. fever. tiredness. nausea. eye pain or redness. aching or painful joints. bloody stool. tender, red bumps on the skin.
2Can Crohn's disease kill you?
The range of severity for Crohn's is mild to debilitating. Symptoms vary and can change over time. In severe cases, the disease can lead to life-threatening flares and complications.
3How do you get Crohn's disease?
One cause of Crohn's disease may be an autoimmune reaction—when your immune system attacks healthy cells in your body. Experts think bacteria in your digestive tract can mistakenly trigger your immune system. This immune system response causes inflammation, leading to symptoms of Crohn's disease.
4What are the 5 types of Crohn's disease?
The five types of Crohn's disease and their symptoms are: Ileocolitis: This is the most common type of Crohn's disease. It affects the small intestine, known as the ileum, and the colon.
5What does a Crohn's flare feel like?
Symptoms like bleeding and cramps are frightening and may lead to increased levels of stress and anxiety. This, in turn, can contribute to flare-ups. Other symptoms like diarrhea and constipation are often embarrassing to talk about and may make someone experiencing a flare-up feel isolated and alone.
6Does Crohn's disease make you smell?
People who have inflammation in their colon from Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, or an acute infection experience significant shifts in the composition of their gut bacteria—changes that I can smell even before I insert a scope to examine the colon. Body odors are not always a sign of bad health.
7What happens if Crohns is left untreated?
Left untreated, Crohn's spreads throughout the intestinal tract, causing more severe symptoms and a bleaker prognosis. ... Fistulas can result from Crohn's disease permeating the intestinal wall, leaving an opening or "hole" in the intestinal tract. This is one of the most serious complications of Crohn's.
8Is Crohn's disease sexually transmitted?
No. You cannot "get" Crohn's disease from another person. However, it may spread in an individual's gastrointestinal tract. The cause of the spread is usually due to whatever factors precipitated the inflammatory bowel disease.
9Is Crohn disease hard to live with?
Chronic conditions are ongoing and long term. Studies show that people with Crohn's disease usually have the same life expectancy as people without Crohn's disease. It is important to remember that most people who have Crohn's disease lead full, happy, and productive lives.
10What triggers Crohn's?
The exact cause of Crohn's disease remains unknown. Previously, diet and stress were suspected, but now doctors know that these factors may aggravate but don't cause Crohn's disease. A number of factors, such as heredity and a malfunctioning immune system, likely play a role in its development.

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