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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Can constipation, depression, and sleeplessness be due to Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My 12-years-old daughter has gained 20 lbs in three months. She has dealt with acid reflux and constipation for a very long time, maybe even since birth. She is dealing with depression and cannot sleep at night. A few months back, they did a full blood panel to find out if she had Crohn&...  Read Full »


Dr. Sugreev Singh

Internal Medicine Physician, General Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thank you for writing, and I understand your concern. Constipation can be associated with Crohn's disease. But depression and destructive sleep can be due to increased thyroid. As you mentioned earlier, her TSH level was 8.2, which suggests hypothyroidism, but after ta...  Read Full »

What are the reasons for my stomach to get bloated always?

Query: Hi doctor, I am a 61-year-old female. My height is 5'5, and my weight is 75 kilos. I burp every day, and I always have a bloated stomach. Please help.  Read Full »


Dr. Zubayeralam

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, Pulmonologist, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Thanks for the query. I can understand your concern. According to your statement, I only understand that your abdomen is distended. The distended abdomen may result from various causes like gases, indigestion, constipation, etc. And can you please make your query deta...  Read Full »

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

Query: Hello doctor, Doctors are switching between whether I have Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis, based on the response to the treatment and medicine. I started Humira last month, but it has come in for my second round, and it is already a month late. I do not know if that worked or not since I am of...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hello, Welcome you to icliniq.com. I know you must be very upset about your ongoing condition. Your symptoms suggest that you have Crohn's disease, not ulcerative colitis. Humira and biological medications like this work for a while before losing effect until the next dose. So yes, if the interva...  Read Full »

How to treat the enterovesical fistula formed due to Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, My husband has Crohn's disease and a bladder fistula is formed from it. His bowel is tunneling into the bladder. What is the surgery done for this problem? Does it require a bag as it involves the bowel? Can the bladder be sewed? Will it cause damage to the bladder? How long a urinary ca...  Read Full »


Dr. Eriol Braholli

Family Physician, General Medicine Physician, General Practitioner, General Surgeon, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. Enterovesical fistula formed due to Crohn's disease is treated therapeutically with the help of antibiotics, steroids, and cytostatics. Catheters are used for urinary drainage and parenteral feeding. This is the preferred way of treatment. Surgical treatment is preferre...  Read Full »

What are the risks of a C-section for a Crohn's disease patient?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Crohn's disease and I am taking Infliximab for it. My large bowel is strongly affected with hundred ulcers over there. Luckily, Infliximab worked for me and I did not have surgery. Now I am pregnant and I am wondering about C-section. I do not want to have any tear. I do not want ...  Read Full »


Dr. Happykumar Kagathara

Medical Gastroenterologist, Surgical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. C-section (Caesarean section) is done when there is a need. You cannot avoid C-section due to other issues. You will have adhesions after doing abdominal surgery and the bowel will get adhere to each other or to the surgical area after undergoing surgery. This is comple...  Read Full »

Does Crohn's disease run in families?

Query: Hi doctor, I have done a colonoscopy and gastroscopy ten years back. My colonoscopy report showed mucosa with patchy moderate congestion and erythema. My gastroscopy showed gastritis, duodenitis, and cryptitis. My general practitioner predicted Crohn's disease in the small intestine after seeing my...  Read Full »


Dr. Rajesh Kumar Padhan

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. As you have Crohn's disease multiple times, you need to take steroids. You may also require Azathioprine and it is a good immunomodulator for Crohn's disease. But it has to be prescribed by the gastroenterologist and it needs continuous monitoring to know its side effec...  Read Full »

Can inflammation due to IBD result in small bowel obstruction?

Query: Hi doctor,Before a year, I was treated in the emergency for small bowel obstruction due to inflammation. I do not have a diagnosis of IBD. After going through the criteria of Crohn's disease and UC, I found that my symptoms are fitting to these issues. I am living without symptoms or other issues fo...  Read Full »


Dr. Ajeet Kumar Lohana

Medical Gastroenterologist

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You can have a simple infection of the small bowel and it can lead to some obstructive symptoms. As you do not have any complete obstruction, and so surgery was not required in your case. Some bacterial infections affecting the small bowel presents similar symptoms ...  Read Full »

Why do I have pain in my left abdominal area?

Query: Hello doctor, My primary issue was blood in the stool. The stools used to be dark or red in color. It was difficult to pass unless I pushed extremely hard due to very dense or heavy stool. I had constipation almost daily for a few months leading up to seeing blood in the stool. Since I was very ...  Read Full »


Dr. Divakara P

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

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. I am very sorry to hear about your condition and your experience in ER (emergency room). There are certain conditions that can explain your symptoms. I sincerely feel that you have not been evaluated thoroughly. You might be having an infection of the gut (colitis), infla...  Read Full »

What does stress have to do with Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor, I have Crohn's disease. Two years back, I was fine. I had gone through extreme stress early that year and after that, I had a flare-up. I lost 9 kg in a month. Then, the doctors detected ulcers in my ileum I was diagnosed with Crohn's. I was out of work for 14 months. Assuming that it...  Read Full »


Dr. Vadivel Kumaran S

Medical Gastroenterologist, General Medicine Physician, Internal Medicine Physician

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a very good treatment response to Adalimumab. You are on top-down therapy. Usually, flares are due to non-compliance with medications, secondary infections or malignant transformation. Usually, stress does not cause flare-ups. You may be switched back to Pent...  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 »

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