Crohns Disease

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that can develop anywhere in the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but is usually found in the last part of the small intestine (ileum) and the first part of the large intestine (colon). The cause of Crohn's disease is not known. It causes swelling and ulcers in the digestive system, which causes symptoms of abdominal pain, weight loss, and diarrhea (sometimes blood). Tests can be done by your doctor to diagnose Crohn's disease. This is a serious disease which should be treated by a specialist, most often a gastroenterologist.