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Crohn's Disease Evaluation
- Abdominal tenderness
- Rectal irritation
The diagnosis of Crohn's disease must be confirmed through testing.
Tests that may be used to evaluate Crohn's disease include:
- Stool guaiac test
- Complete blood count
- Liver profile
- Kidney profile
- Intestinal tissue biopsy
- Allows a doctor to look inside, take tissue specimens, and remove any questionable growths or polyps.
Imaging studies that may be used to evaluate Crohn's disease include:
- Barium enema
- CT scanning of the abdomen:
- An excellent test for excluding internal injury
- MRI scan of the abdomen
- Virtual colonoscopy:
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