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My son has crohns...
My son has crohns . He had to have an emergency appendectomy as well as resection of 10 inches of intestine as well as the valve . It's been 3 weeks since his surgery and he still has watery stool and weight loss . Any recommendations for treatments to try ?
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 1 year ago
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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Sorry to hear that. Well corticosteroids remain the treatment of choice in Crohns . Appendicectomy tends to worsen Crohns sometimes . If corticosteroids do not improve the symptoms then other immunosuppressives like azathioprine, or ciclosporin can be added.( not used alone)

ASA compounds are less effective for acute attack of Crohns.

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https://www.nice.org.uk/guidance/cg152/chapter/Recommendations

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Doctor: Dr.Saleem, Doctor replied 1 year ago

Sometimes following resection of terminal ileum, secretory diarrhea results so cholestyramine 2-4 g twice daily before meals helps.

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