In this WBAL-TV 11 Baltimore video, the segment of the show The Woman’s Hour is dedicated to Crohn’s disease. Dr. Matilda Hagan explains that Crohn’s disease is difficult to diagnose because its common symptoms–diarrhea and stomach pains–are present in so many other diseases. To reach a diagnosis, patients must undergo a colonoscopy and an endoscopy.
The doctor also stresses that although there is no cure there are effective treatments and that patients will need to tailor their diet to avoid foods which may trigger flares.
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