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Health Tip: Crohn's Disease Can Lead to Complications

Health Tip: Crohn's Disease Can Lead to Complications


(HealthDay News) -- Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the gastrointestinal tract, most commonly the lower part of the small intestine (the ileum).

The U.S. National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse says potential complications of Crohn's include:

  • A blocked intestine.
  • Ulcers and fistulas, which are tunnel-like abnormal passageways that often become infected.
  • Tiny tears, called fissures, in the membrane of the anus.
  • Nutritional deficiencies.
  • Arthritis.
  • Skin problems.
  • Gallstones or kidney stones.
  • Inflammation of the eyes or mouth.
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Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.


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