What Women Should Know About Crohn’s Disease

It can cause pain during sex

In some cases, Crohn’s can cause inflammation of the genitals, which can make sex uncomfortable. Because the rectum and vaginal canal sit so close together, the inflammation that comes with Crohn’s, plus the pressure involved in sex, can be uncomfortable.

It may enhance chances of cervical cancer

One study found that women with Crohn’s face a heightened risk of pre-cancerous cells in the cervix becoming cancerous. If you do have Crohn’s, talk to your gynecologist about having more frequent pap smears.
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