Crohn's Disease

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What is Crohn's Disease?

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that may affect any part of the gastrointestinal tract from mouth to anus. It may cause a wide variety of symptoms including abdominal pain, diarrhea, vomiting, or weight loss.

Common symptoms reported by people with Crohn's Disease

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

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Treatments taken by people with Crohn's Disease

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
85
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (85)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
62
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (62) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
41
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (41) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
39
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (39)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
32
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (32)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (27) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
19
Tried for
Pain (17) Abdominal pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
18
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
14
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
12
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (12)

Data from patients with Crohn's Disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with Crohn's Disease

You’ve tried
Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
How many evaluations
Tried for
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Treatment name(s)

(Humira Pen)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (39 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Immune system weak 22 more
How many evaluations
39
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (85)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (33 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal bloating Alternating constipation and diarrhea 15 more
How many evaluations
34
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (62) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (20 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Joint pain 20 more
How many evaluations
20
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (41) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (21 evaluations)
Side effects
Agitation Brain fog 16 more
How many evaluations
22
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (39)
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Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (15 evaluations)
Side effects
Fatigue Hair loss 18 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (32)
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Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (14 evaluations)
Side effects
Weight gain Insomnia 25 more
How many evaluations
15
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (27) Abdominal pain (1)
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Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for Pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
Nausea Anxiety and frustration 24 more
How many evaluations
9
Tried for
Pain (17) Abdominal pain (2)
1 more
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Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Abdominal pain Constipation 8 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (18)
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Treatment name(s)

(Apo-Methotrexate)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (5 evaluations)
Side effects
Back pain Fatigue 3 more
How many evaluations
5
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (14)
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Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's Disease (8 evaluations)
Side effects
Rash on arm Flu like symptoms 8 more
How many evaluations
8
Tried for
Crohn's Disease (12)

Data from patients with Crohn's Disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Who has Crohn's Disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 116
20s 535
30s 838
40s 1,277
50s 1,065
60s 500
70+ 105

Sex

Distribution of sex

75% Female
25% Male
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 693
20-29 years 493
30-39 years 214
40-49 years 142
50-59 years 58
60-69 years 18
70+ years 3

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 1,880
Not Diagnosed 49

These charts show data from Crohn's Disease patients who have completed their condition history
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