Symptoms And Treatment Of Crohn 's Disease Essay

1660 Words Dec 10th, 2016 7 Pages
“Crohn’s disease is a chronic inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) characterized by inflammation of the digestive, or gastrointestinal (GI) tract. In fact, Crohn’s can affect any part of the GI tract, from the mouth to the anus, but it is more commonly found at the end of the small intestine (the ileum) where it joins the beginning of the large intestine (or colon)” (Crohn 's and Colitis , 2016). Crohn’s disease however does not have a cure and there is no exact cause for the occurring disease. “Since the exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown, it has been linked to a combination of environmental factors, immune function and bacterial factors, as well as a patient’s genetic susceptibility to developing the disease” (History Cooperative, 2014). Lauren Page is 28 years old. She was diagnosed with Crohn’s disease when she was 24 going on 25 years old and was hospitalized during her birthday week. Her breaking point was when she could not take the pain any longer. Lauren had a fever of 104.5 and unbearable abdomen pain. She had also gotten an infection in her bloodstream from developing a fistula from her vagina to her rectum. They luckily were able to do surgery to correct her fistula. She had blood work done, stool samples, CT scans, MRI, X-rays, a balloon test, endoscopy and countless colonoscopies. Lauren’s disease is located in her large intestines. No one in her family had it so she was clueless to what it was when she found out. It took about a month until they were…

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