Basics, Symptoms & Causes

Get an overview of Crohn's disease. Learn how Crohn's disease is diagnosed, what the symptoms are and more.

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What is Crohn’s Disease?

What is Crohn’s disease? If you have Crohn’s disease it means that you have inflammation of the lining of your digestive or gastrointestinal (GI) ...

Dr. Brian Bressler

Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease

Every person experiences Crohn's disease differently. (What is Crohn’s disease?) Some people have frequent occurrence of symptoms while others may ...

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How Is Crohn's Disease Diagnosed

Diagnosing Crohn’s disease can be challenging. (What is Crohn’s disease?) Since there is no single test that can make a definitive diagnosis of Cro...


How Crohn’s Disease Differs From Person to Person

Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract. Though the exact cause of Crohn’s is still unclear, researchers ...

Dr. Peter Higgins


Contacting and Interacting with Your Gastroenterologist

A diagnosis of IBD is a major life change that can trigger feelings of fear, panic and anger. On top of dealing with these emotions, symptoms like ...


Why Hasn't a Cure Been Found for Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

When people talk about a Crohn’s disease cure or an ulcerative colitis cure, they are typically implying that they want a medication, surgical proc...

Dr. Nancy Fu


Are Your Medications Working?

How do you know if the medication you're using is working? One of the issues is that medications have different times for them to start work...

Dr. Brian Bressler


When can I stop taking my medications for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Without a doubt one of the most common questions from patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is "when can I stop taking these ...

Dr. Brian Bressler

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You Should Ask Your Doctor These Questions if You Have Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

Also see: General Questions For My Doctor About UC (PDF). When going to see your doctor to talk about your Crohn's or colitis, there are a ...

Dr. Brian Bressler

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Colonoscopy for Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

A colonoscopy is a common test for patients with Crohn's or colitis. This video answers some of the most common questions people ask about co...

Dr. Brian Bressler