If you’ve been diagnosed with Crohn’s disease you are likely feeling a combination of terror and relief. Crohn’s comes with some rather debilitating symptoms that are very frightening, and hard to get a handle on, so you’re likely relieved to finally understand your condition. On the other hand, if you know a bit about the disease, then you know it is chronic, and that you have a lifetime of symptom management ahead of you.
Crohn’s affects men and women differently. Since Crohn’s symptoms affect the parts of our body very near our reproductive organs, it can, unfortunately, upset more than just a woman’s digestive health and stomach. It’s important women understand that so they aren’t taken by surprise by the additional symptoms that may follow. Here are things women should know about how Crohn’s will affect them.