pediatric crohn's disease

Does anyone have a two year old with crohn's disease?

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by: Annette

Hello,

I'm sorry to hear that you are going through a difficult time health-wise with your child.
Children certainly can get IBD but two years old is very young. Have you sought medical advice yet?

It must be a very worrying time if your child is experiencing bouts of abdominal pain. Is there blood in the stools or signs of consistent diarrhea?

These symptoms would certainly indicate IBD if so, (inflammatory bowel disease) and this is where the intestinal tract (or parts of it) can become inflamed. This is why cramping occurs.

There are two main types of IBD, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease.
Crohn's is a chronic disease but fortunately children do seem to respond well to treatment. The symptoms can be mild to severe and should never be ignored.

There is no known reason for the disease and no known cure but until this condition is diagnosed, you cannot start to treat your child.

I am sure help will be available and you will have plenty of support. The more you can learn about IBD the better however because it will enable you to cope with what lies ahead.

There are a series of videos that may help you:
http://www.childrenshospital.org/clinicalservices/Site1966/mainpageS1966P12.html

I hope this helps.

Has anyone else had children diagnosed with Crohn's?

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