Signs of Crohn's Disease

by melissa
(canada)

Hi i was wondering if sores in the mouth are a part of Crohn's Disease. I was also wondering don't most people lose there appetite instead of ganging one, and don't they lose weight instead of putting it on. If anyone can help answer these questions for me it would be great.


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Signs of Crohn's Disease NEW
by: Annette Young

Hello,

Thanks for your question. Certainly sores or lesions in the mouth are considered to be a potential symptom of Crohn's disease. In fact, the symptoms can occur up to a year before the disease is even diagnosed fully.

To answer your other question, often it is difficult for Crohn's sufferers to absorb all of the nutrients/fats from foods. Some people get such terrible diarrhea or nausea that the food just doesn't get to go through the typical channels for any length of time. Instead, as fast as they begin to process the food, it leaves the body. Alternatively, some people find that because of the pain in digesting food, that they lose their appetite and lose weight as well.

Of course some people are able to gain weight or to look as if they are gaining weight through bloating or just because they are eating high calorie foods and do not experience some of the typical symptoms such as diarrhea.

Although many symptoms of Crohn's are more typical, there are equally those who have Crohn's but it affects them differently.

If you are worried, you need to go to the doctor for tests. It can take some time to get a correct diagnosis but do persevere.

I hope this helps.

Annette




CROHN'S
by: melissa

i was tested for crohn's but i don't have it, but i find when ever i am about to start pms i get mouth sores and its not just one maybe 7 at the most. should that be happening?

Mouth Sores are Part of Crohn's Disease
by: Kim Mears

My son at the age of one started having major mouth sores, he was hospitalized the first time and we spent the next year seeing speacialist.

After having two or more out breaks a month for over a year, he was finally diagnosed with Crohn's Disease.

He will be starting Remicade next week since the steriods did not stop the out breaks. He turned two in February and we feel very blessed to finally have a diagnosis.

Sores in the mouth
by: Anonymous

Hi, I'm a nurse and a crohn's patient for the last 15 years. Yes mouth ulcers can be caused by crohn's. I have had them many times myself. To answer your other question yes you can put on weight with crohn's and not everyone with crohn's will lose significant weight. I am generally about 30 lbs overweight and am in active disease at the moment. Some people do lose their appetite but many of the medications given especially corticosteroids can increase the appetite greatly. I have had periods where i have been very thin and times when i have been quite overweight over the years depending on the disease and medications, it varies for everyone.

hope this helps
by: Anonymous

Hi. i started with ulcers in my mouth lots of them and they where so painful and yes you do lose weight and loss of appetite also your legs ache i remember thinking i had mad cows disease, and i got lots of red spots like boils on my legs night sweats which made me smell like cabbage and pain in my left side which made me go to the toilet within half an hour after eating food my period stopped and i grew body hair like the anorexics I was 6 stone 10 before I knew I had crohns hope that helps

hope this helps
by: Anonymous

Hi. i started with ulcers in my mouth lots of them and they where so painful and yes you do lose weight and loss of appetite also your legs ache i remember thinking i had mad cows disease, and i got lots of red spots like boils on my legs night sweats which made me smell like cabbage and pain in my left side which made me go to the toilet within half an hour after eating food my period stopped and i grew body hair like the anorexics I was 6 stone 10 before I knew I had crohns hope that helps

THRUSH ~ MOUTH SORES ~ WEIGHT GAIN
by: Marydon

THRUSH ~ get checked for it ... not uncommon in these kinds of diseases.

Weight gain is not uncommon, but usually it is weight loss.

Signs of Crohn's Disease
by: JoAnne

I don't know about the sores in the mouth part, but I don't eat as much as I did before. But, on the other hand I have put on weight and the doctor said that I am wired wrong LOL. I think that if I have to have this crazy disease I could at lease be thin. If you find out some news tell me.

ANSWER TO MELISSA (CANADA)
by: BARBIE

YES SORES IN THE MOUTH ARE PART OF CROHNS, AND WITH ME I LOST A LOT OF WEIGHT BUT ONCE I WAS DIAGNOSED AND STARTED TREATMENT THE WEIGHT PILED BACK ON. I ONLY LOSE WEIGHT IF I HAVE A FLARE UP.

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