Written by Dr. Gayatri Krishnan, MD Anaesthesiology | 
Medically Reviewed by Dr. Sunil Shroff / dr. reeja tharu, MBBS, MS, FRCS (UK), D. Urol (Lond) on Feb 09, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions

1.Which doctor should I see for Crohn’s disease?

You will need to see a gastro-enterologist.

2. Does Crohn’s disease occur in Asians?

Originally thought to occur only in Europe and N. America, Crohn’s disease is now being seen in South-east Asians as well as Asians settled in UK and adopting the local food and lifestyle. Therefore an environmental cause is being explored for this disease.

3. What diet should one follow to avoid Crohn’s disease?

Though there is no specific diet which causes regional enteritis, one should discuss with ones’ family doctor about the same.

4. Does Crohn’s disease lead to cancer?

Unlike Ulcerative colitis, the risk of cancer is low in Crohn’s diaease, although it may be high in the ileum. Nevertheless, it is good to have regular follow-ups after 8-10 years of the disease.


Hanumant1971 Wednesday, July 20, 2016

I have Daughter Kumari VAIJAYANTI, who's liver transplant surgery done on 21 july 2009, after she has been growing normal. now she had loose stool more than 2 months. Transplant center detected it's a CROHN'S disease...

morello Tuesday, September 1, 2009

hello, thanks for sharing. by the way, what is the main different between crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis ? are they same ?

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