Crohn's Disease

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which results in inflammation of the digestive tract. Its symptoms include abdominal pain, diarrhea, weight loss, malnutrition, fever, blood in stools, and mouth sores. If left untreated, it can lead to bowel obstruction, ulcers, anal fissure, and colon cancer.

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Every day, I feel to have incomplete defecation. What is the cause?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 22 year old male, and I have an unusual problem of bowel movements. Every morning, I feel I have incomplete motion. I cannot say it is constipation, but the stool does not come out completely. Even after defecating, I still have an urge to defecate more. Then after taking breakf...  Read Full »


Dr. Jeremy David O'kennedy

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for your question. The feeling of an incomplete bowel movement that you describe is called tenesmus in medicine. Tenesmus, as well as urgency, has quite a few possible causes, but by far the most common is the irritable and inflammatory bowel syndromes. Irritab...  Read Full »

Are my dry mouth and difficulty in swallowing signs of cancer?

Query: Hello doctor, I am having issues with dry mouth and foods getting stuck on the base of the tongue and back of the mouth. A swallow study was done, and they found a "filling defect," but it was said to be air. I also have Crohn's disease. What are the differential diagnoses? Could this be cancer?...  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I would not say that air pockets are very common in barium swallow but rarely can be seen. I would like to know the following; 1) Has endoscopy been performed? 2) Do you have a problem swallowing solids or liquids? 3) Any weight loss? 4) Any blood in vo...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms due to diabetes or Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 22-year-old male with a weight of 68 kilograms and a height of five feet seven inches. I do not smoke, drink or use any recreational drugs. I have some pre-existing medical issues for several years like acne, anal itching or jock itch, stomach cramps after eating, and an urge to...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have explained your symptoms well. It was palatable to read. Well, your concerns are genuine but here is my take on this. You are too young to develop type 2 diabetes mellitus and dermatopathy. It is far away to be even considered. You have a normal glucose leve...  Read Full »

Can double-balloon enteroscopy with biopsy diagnose Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 21-year-old female with a weight of 45 kilograms and a height of five feet four inches. I had symptoms of Crohn's disease without any visible lesions. I got dark blood in my bowel movements with constipation, diarrhea, urgency, nausea, abdominal pain, and weight loss. Every six to...  Read Full »


Dr. A V Hussain Shihaz

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Having recurrent symptoms for a long duration with very high stool calprotectin levels strongly suggests Crohn's disease. Treatment cannot be usually started with some evidence such as biopsy or imaging. You have not mentioned whether random biopsies were taken during c...  Read Full »

Why do I have some weird feelings on the opposite side of the ileostomy?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 29-year-old male with a weight of 63 kilograms and a height of five feet six inches. I went for a pain in my side. It turned out to be an abscess and internal infection. They ended up doing an ileostomy. Recently I started to have some weird feeling in my left side on and off on...  Read Full »


Dr. Mian Shah Yousaf

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. A patient with suspected Crohn's disease can have some discomfort due to a stricture or narrowing or inflammation in the bowel. If you do not have a fever, then disturbance in ileostomy can cause bleeding or distension in it. Otherwise, it is not an emergency condition ...  Read Full »

Can work-related stress result in Crohn's disease flare-ups?

Query: Hi doctor, I started to have Crohn's disease when I was 12 years old and I am 35 years old now. I have stopped taking medication for ten years and I do not have any flareup in the last five years. But I still have bowel inflammation from time to time and I have pain spasms occasionally in the lower...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Bansari

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can sense your concern and I know that you have gone through bad days during the illness. You are off treatment and still managing everything for about five years. I can understand that working on the front line makes things difficult but you are at equal risk lik...  Read Full »

Why do I have nodules under the skin which cause pain while touching?

Query: Hi doctor,I am a 37-year-old female with a weight of 65 kilograms and a height of five feet five inches. I saw some nodules under my skin with pain while touching. I have a hard mass under my skin and it spreads to different parts of the body. I started to have this issue four years back. My blood t...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for sharing your reports and providing a detailed history. I have not seen your lesions visually. But your condition strongly favors erythema nodosum. Your fatigue occurs due to vitamin D and B12 deficiency. You can start taking vitamin B12 1000 mcg daily....  Read Full »

What are the causes of CD in children?

Query: Hi doctor,I used to get diarrhea and stomach problem since my childhood, and I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease in my small intestine. So I want to know whether people who get this disease in their childhood get it from their parents only? I know that people sometimes get it in their adult stage b...  Read Full »


Dr. Md. Kamrul Hasan Sajib

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read very carefully about your queries. 1. Why Crohn's disease is more common than ulcerative colitis in children? In the preschool group, ulcerative colitis is more common than Crohn's disease, but in older children, Crohn's disease is more common than ulcerat...  Read Full »

Can Crohn's disease result in joint swelling and pain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am 27 years old, and my weight is 55 kg, and my height is 155 cm. I have Crohn's disease for 11 years. I was first diagnosed with several other disorders, so I had to consume the wrong medicines. Now I need help because all my joints are swollen, and I have pain, especially in the morn...  Read Full »


Dr. Ambadi Kumar

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Our gut is the gateway to health. All diseases begin in the gastrointestinal system due to faulty diet, lifestyle habits, environmental toxins. Lifestyle diseases can be reversed naturally with lifestyle and diet changes only. Medicines will not work for any lifestyle d...  Read Full »

Is L-Glutamine helpful in relieving symptoms of Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a male 29 years old, my height is 5'10", and my weight is 138 lbs. I am under Sulfasalazine medication. I was diagnosed with Crohn's disease sixteen years ago, never having entered a remission since. I was recently informed by a friend that my glutamine can be beneficial for leaky ...  Read Full »


Dr. Nazma Parveen

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I have read through your question and understand your concern. It is correct that L-Glutamine has been seen to help in the healthy functioning of the intestine but this is still under trial and there is not enough data to prove it conclusively. The side effects you h...  Read Full »

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