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

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with Crohn's disease

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

(Humira)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
76
Tried for
Crohn's disease (76)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
47
Tried for
Crohn's disease (47) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
31
Tried for
Crohn's disease (31) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
30
Tried for
Crohn's disease (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
29
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
28
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
17
Tried for
pain (16) abdominal pain (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
16
Tried for
Crohn's disease (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
15
Tried for
Crohn's disease (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)

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

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Humira)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (43 evaluations)
Side effects
immune system weak psoriasis 28 more
Total evaluations
43
Tried for
Crohn's disease (76)
Treatment name(s)

(Pentasa)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (24 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal bloating alternating constipation and diarrhea 11 more
Total evaluations
25
Tried for
Crohn's disease (47) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Remicade)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (17 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue joint pain 13 more
Total evaluations
17
Tried for
Crohn's disease (31) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Imuran)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (18 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue fever 21 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
Crohn's disease (30)
Treatment name(s)

(Deltasone)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (13 evaluations)
Side effects
weight gain hunger 26 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28) abdominal pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pulmicort)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (17 evaluations)
Side effects
mood swings irritability 21 more
Total evaluations
18
Tried for
Crohn's disease (28)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (4 evaluations)
Side effects
anxiety and frustration bowel irritability 20 more
Total evaluations
7
Tried for
pain (16) abdominal pain (1)
1 more
Treatment name(s)

(Entyvio)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (13 evaluations)
Side effects
cough hair loss 3 more
Total evaluations
13
Tried for
Crohn's disease (16)
Treatment name(s)

(Salazopyrin)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (6 evaluations)
Side effects
abdominal pain constipation 8 more
Total evaluations
6
Tried for
Crohn's disease (15)
Treatment name(s)

(Cimzia)
Perceived effectiveness
for Crohn's disease (9 evaluations)
Side effects
rash on arm fatigue 10 more
Total evaluations
9
Tried for
Crohn's disease (13)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with Crohn's disease, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has Crohn's disease on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 113
20s 573
30s 958
40s 1,414
50s 1,337
60s 688
70+ 183
Age at first symptom
Age at first symptom Proportion # of patients
0-19 years 749
20-29 years 562
30-39 years 260
40-49 years 179
50-59 years 87
60-69 years 26
70+ years 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 1,309
Female 3,992

Diagnosis status
Diagnosis status Proportion # of patients
Diagnosed 2,226
Not Diagnosed 52

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