Crohn’s disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation in the small intestine, but it can affect any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus. The inflammation can cause pain and diarrhea. Crohn’s disease can be difficult to diagnose because its symptoms are similar to many other intestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) and ulcerative colitis. It affects men and women equally, and many people with Crohn’s disease also have a blood relative with some form of inflammatory bowel disorder, most often a brother or sister and sometimes, a parent or child.

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