need your help is it chrons

by shal
(london)

my elderly mum hasnt been able to empty her bowls for several months now she has dvt also lung disease also goes to out patince for breathing classes now she been admitted to hospital they wanted to open her up but wont they say tablets shes been taken for four years may be the prob,but also they say it cauld be chromes disease or tibulitus we are so worried as what they are going to say next

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Need your help is it Crohn's? NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello,
Thank you for writing in and I am so sorry to hear that your mother is experiencing so many health problems. It is important that she receives a correct diagnosis from her doctor so that she can start to receive treatment, rather than speculating here. Crohn's disease is an uncomfortable and often painful disease. If your mother is experiencing abdominal pains, is constipated, suffers with headaches and/or joint pain then she may well have Crohn's disease.

If she is under a lot of stress, then this would be enough to aggravate the symptoms. Similarly, certain foods can act as a trigger so she should be on a nutritious diet plan that makes digestion easier - takes the pressure off digesting certain foods. If constipation is continuing for long periods of time, then she may have a blockage, a narrowing of the intestinal walls that make it difficult for feces to pass by. An examination should be made so that they can see if this is the case. Sometimes surgery is the only option.

I can appreciate you must all be under a lot of stress at this time, but a full diagnosis is vital. Then she will be able to have medication which should ease the symptoms - if indeed it is Crohn's.

I hope this helps.

Best wishes,

Annette

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