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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What kind of dietary changes should I make if I have Crohn's disease?

Query: Hi doctor, I have Crohn’s disease. I would like to know how long it takes for the affected area of the small bowel to end up causing scarring (scar tissue). Do you feel if I have a lower number CRP on regular blood tests, that it should not lead to scarring, thickening or narrowing of the bowel? I...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. Azathioprine helps in controlling the disease and hence should be continued. We cannot say how long it will take for scarring. CRP (C-reactive protein) helps in determining disease activity. It may not correlate with scarring. Not all inflammation results in scarring. ...  Read Full »

Are my symptoms pointing towards Crohn's disease?

Query: Hello doctor,I am a 39-year-old female suffering from abdominal pain and intermittent diarrhea. Had a CT with contrast that revealed bowel wall thickening in ascending and transverse colon- possible transmural thickening, that may just be artifactual, but it did show up and warrant GI consult. Abdom...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hi, Welcome to icliniq.com. You have a suspected thickening of the right colonic wall and features of subacute obstruction (attachment removed to protect patient identity). Crohn's can be a possibility but chances are less. The next step would definitely be a complete colonoscopy. For more infor...  Read Full »

How can stomach problems be treated after having had a gallbladder surgery?

Query: Hello doctor, I am a 27-year-old female who is 5 feet 3 inches weighing 140 pounds. For the past four months, I have been dealing with stomach problems such as diarrhea and bloating and lack of appetite. It did turn out that my gallbladder was functioning at 18% and just last week I had a laparo...  Read Full »


Dr. Noushif. M

Answer: Hello, Welcome to icliniq.com. I went through your detailed summary. It takes around two to six weeks in some individuals for the bowel motility to normalize. It is just a transient phenomena which result slowly in the adaptation of the bowel to the absence of the gallbladder. I suggest you do the...  Read Full »

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