How is intestinal obstruction prevented in patients with pediatric Crohn disease?

Updated: Oct 23, 2018
  • Author: Andrew B Grossman, MD; Chief Editor: Carmen Cuffari, MD  more...
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To prevent intestinal obstruction, patients are advised to avoid food that is difficult to digest because it is rich in insoluble fiber (eg, uncooked vegetables, popcorn, seeds, and nuts). Such obstruction may be due to narrowing or stricture secondary to the inflammation in the small intestine. No other empiric dietary restrictions are recommended, though patients are generally advised to avoid any foods that tend to exacerbate their disease.


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