Mild, Moderate, and severe are by quality of life issues (some docs use the Crohns Disease Activity Index-CDAI, but it is not as reliable as we would like), surgeries, and amount of damage. It has nothing to do with the procedures for dx of crohns. They look for cobblestoning, narrowing, in short anything that does not look normal. Sometimes blockages are cleared by surgery, but that is when it becomes a bowel obstruction. If your son had this going on he would have been hospitalized. You would know, it is very painful... some compare it with hard labor during childbirth.
We will find a way, or make one.-Hannibal (crossing the Alps in the 15th Century on war elephants)
Praise in public, chew in private.
Make sure your suffering has meaning....
All suggestions/options/opinions are caveated with please consult with your local health care provider...
Post Edited (MMMNAVY) : 3/29/2008 4:29:47 PM (GMT-6)