Crohn's disease is inflammation of the walls of the intestines (both).This affects the full thickness of the intestinal wall. Commonly occurring in the lower portion of the small intestine and the large intestine. However it can occur in any part of the digestive tract, from the mouth to the anus, even the skin around the anus.
In each person this disease effects specific areas of the intestine, sometimes with normal areas ( skip areas) sandwiched between the affected zones.
Crohn's does NOT shorten a person life . However some die of cancer of the digestive tract, which may develop in long standing Crohn's disease.
Interstital cystitis is a painful inflammation of the bladder.
The cause of this condition is un known, because no infectious organisms are found in the urine. a number of treatments may be required to try and treat this,, however many failed. With unsatisfactory treatments a health care provider may suggest to have the bladder surgically removed.