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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Will long term Crohn's disease result in ED and PE?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 29-year-old male and I am diagnosed with Crohn's Disease before 11 years and was taking Immuran 150 mg/day, and diagnosed with Streptococcus after semen culture at the beginning of this year. My main concern is ED and PE but the testosterone level is within the normal range. I ...  Read Full »


Dr. Gokul Vignesh Kandaswamy

Urologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have mentioned ED (erectile dysfunction) and PE (premature ejaculation). No details of medications tried so far. Can you elaborate on this? Testosterone only indicates sexual drive, which you have not mentioned as a problem. So that being normal rules out nothi...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms pointing towards Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Query: Doctors are switching between whether I have Crohn’s or Ulcerative Colitis, based off response to treatment and medicine. Started humira last month but it has come in for my 2nd Round, and it’s already a month late. Won’t know if that worked or not since I’m off schedule. Thi...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello. I welcome you to icliniq. I know you must be very upset about your ongoing condition. You symptoms suggest that you have crohns disease not ulcerative colitis. Humira and biologic medications like this work for a while before losing effect till the time of next dose. So yes If the interval...  Read Full »

How is the cause of abdominal bloating diagnosed?

Query: Hi doctor, For the past one year or more I have been suffering from occasional severe abdominal bloating. But, for the last few months it has been all day. I have been tested for celiac disease and the result was negative. My stomach becomes so big and I cannot walk or when sit. I cannot see or clot...  Read Full »


Dr. Sadaf Mustafa

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Vomiting blood is a red flag for gastritis, peptic ulcer or erosions in the stomach or duodenum. I would highly suggest you follow up with a gasteroenterologist personally for upper GI endoscopy. If possible get a colonoscopy with biopsy for celiac disease in blood tes...  Read Full »

How reliable are HIV combi Elecsys results?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 31-year-old male. I have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease before years and I have been on Humira 40 mg every two weeks. I had unprotected sex with two different girls a year ago. I have had done three HIV tests and one HIV combi Elecsys at 10 months from the last possible ex...  Read Full »


Dr. Sudheer Ambekar

Neuro Surgeon, Neurologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Going by your description, it seems highly unlikely that you have contracted HIV infection. The ELISA (enzyme-linked immuno0sorbent assay) detects antibodies to HIV antigens whereas the combi test detects both antibodies and antigen. Since you have done these tests m...  Read Full »

What is storage pool defect?

Query: Hi doctor, My son has storage pool defect. Now, his doctor suspects Crohn's disease on him. All cut tests will result in horrible bleeding time. Should hematology be involved? Should the doctors use coagulant as a precaution? Your further advice would be helpful. Thank you.  Read Full »


Dr. Prakash H Muddegowda

Geriatrician, Hematologist, Pathologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Based on your query, my opinion is as follows: Yes, patients with storage pool deficiency (platelet function disorder) will have increased and horrible bleeding time. We are looking at one of the important bleeding disorder here. Unless they have decided to take a biopsy ...  Read Full »

Can a Crohn's patient take Nutrigain?

Query: Hi doctor, I am suffering from Crohn's disease and would like to try nutrigain. Please advice if there are any side effects.  Read Full »


Dr. Anshul Varshney

Criticalcare Physician, Diabetologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Medical Gastroenterologist, Nephrologist, Pulmonologist, Rheumatologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Nutrigain is a supplement which contains Ashwagandha and Shatavari. Research works have claimed that both these are very much helpful in gaining weight. If we believe that the composition described by the company is true and does not include any steroids or ot...  Read Full »

Can a CT scan miss appendicitis?

Query: Hi doctor, I was in an emergency last night because of 48 hours of pain that moved to my right lower abdomen. Also, I am not eating, and I have severe diarrhea if I do. They said my white blood cells were a bit elevated. The CT scan without contrast did not show an inflamed appendix. Now it is the...  Read Full »


Dr. Salah Saad Shoman

General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi,Welcome to icliniq.com.CT scan could not miss a case of appendicitis unless the medical personnel who viewed the CT scan were not qualified enough for correct interpretation of the scan.However, the other causes of right lower abdomen pain may be any one of the following. It could be due to irrit...  Read Full »

How to reduce calprotectin in Crohn's disease naturally?

Query: Hello doctor, How to reduce calprotectin for Crohn's disease naturally? My cousin has been diagnosed with Crohn's disease three months back. Earlier, he had diarrhea, but now he is more controlled with foods, and there are no symptoms. But the calprotectin test resulted as 305 ug/g. His ESR and CRP...  Read Full »


Dr. Ishwar Chandra Rai

Ayurveda Specialist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern. It is very common to high level of calprotectin in stool. Because Calprotectin is a protein released by a neutrophil during inflammation in gastrointestinal tract. Crohn's disease is an inflammatory condition that is why Calprotectin i...  Read Full »

I notice some blood and mucus in my stools. Does it indicate Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, One month ago, I had bloody diarrhea, fever, and fatigue. Doctor tested stool for bacteria but found nothing. Bloody diarrhea and diarrhea eventually went away. I am feeling a lot better now. However, some symptoms concern me. My stomach and intestines keep making gurgling and growlin...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

Diabetologist, Endocrinologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician, Pain Medicine Physician, Pulmonologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. See following an infection of Intestine (that is what you had initially), and there occurs some damage to the digestive and absorptive capacity of the Intestine. This leads to indigestion and malabsorption of food that you consume. But the presence of blood is of bit...  Read Full »

What causes mucus and blood in stools?

Query: Hi doctor, When I am using the restroom, I saw bloody mucus in my stool. What does it mean? Recently, I suffered with diarrhea and black stools. I had treatment for diarrhea and having bloody mucus in stools. Currently, I am taking gastric tablets and medicines to control diarrhea.  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I can understand your concern and worry about the severity of the situation. Loose stool along with increased frequency of stool (6 to7 times per day), mucus and occasional episodes of bleeding suggest inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's dise...  Read Full »

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