I found out about a month ago that I have crohns disease. I ended up n the er for back pain they did some tests did an ultrasound and a ct of my abdomen looking for kidney stones and told me I had crohns. I go next week for more tests to confirm the diagnoses. I don't know if its the stress or what but I have been very sick this past week. Throwing up and all that good stuff. I have ran no fever with this so im just wondering if this is part of the disease or am I stressing myself out and causing myself to be sick? I dont know anything about crohns. My father has ulcerative colitis are they similar to each other?
I found this and hope this information helps you:
Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus, causing a wide variety of symptoms. It primarily causes abdominal pain, diarrhea (which may be bloody if inflammation is at its worst), vomiting (can be continuous), or weight loss, but may also cause complications outside the gastrointestinal tract such as skin rashes, arthritis, inflammation of the eye, tiredness, and lack of concentration. Crohn's disease is caused by interactions between environmental, immunological and bacterial factors in genetically susceptible individuals. This results in a chronic inflammatory disorder, in which the body's immune system attacks the gastrointestinal tract possibly directed at microbial antigens. The most common disease that mimics the symptoms of Crohn's disease is ulcerative colitis, as both are inflammatory bowel diseases that can affect the colon with similar symptoms. It is important to differentiate these diseases, since the course of the diseases and treatments may be different. In some cases, however, it may not be possible to tell the difference, in which case the disease is classified as indeterminate colitis.
Hi, you have already been some great links to look through, i just want to add, i had a friend with Chrons & she suffered with boughts of sickness. But you are also prone to sickness through worrying as you have suggested. Hopefully by now you are much more informed about this condition.
Hi. I have had Crohns for 16 years now, and it can be very stressful at times. The best advice I can give you, is to find and build yourself a good support system, starting with a gastroenterologist GI, that you like and trust, as well as friends and family. This will affect your life, so having people you are close to help you deal with the difficult days will take the stress off of you. Stress is very bad for auto immune diseases, I find it affects me more than anything else, so try to find a way that helps you to keep calm.
It usually takes a colonoscopy to diagnose Crohns. I have had it for 19 yrs. Stress does not help this disease. The throwing up could just be where you have worked yourself up. With Crohns you get a lot of pain in your lower right side of your stomach, diarrhea and could lead to vomiting. Good luck to you.
I had Colitis first and then went into Crohn's, the difference between the two are one is small bowel and the other is large bowel, if your stools are dark that means you have blood mixing in with it, go get a colonoscopy done by either your hospital or a specialist in this field and stay away from all spice food and grain or ruff etch (leafy greens, broccoli and so on for the time being)
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