For adults with moderate to severe Crohn’s disease in whom TNF blockers did not work well


with a gastroenterologist

Discuss potential treatment options with a gastroenterologist

In your fight against Crohn’s disease, it is good to have your gastroenterologist in your corner. Together, you can create a treatment plan that helps get you on the path toward your treatment goals.

Assess your condition with your gastro

To establish an effective treatment plan, you and your gastroenterologist will need to evaluate the severity of your Crohn’s. Here are some of the ways your gastroenterologist might accomplish that:

Collecting samples to send to a lab

  • Blood tests
  • Stool studies

Performing a type of endoscopy to look inside the body

  • Colonoscopy
  • Upper endoscopy

Endoscopy – A procedure where a flexible tube-like instrument with a light and lens for viewing is used to look at the inside of the digestive tract by entering through the mouth or anus.

An endoscopy can help diagnose Crohn's disease and monitor your disease, including potential complications.

Colonoscopy – An exam that uses a small camera entering through the anus to look at the colon and/or rectum and help diagnose and monitor the severity of Crohn’s disease.

Upper endoscopy – A type of endoscopy that uses a small camera entering through the mouth to look at the upper end of the gastrointestinal tract (mouth, esophagus, stomach, and small intestine) to help diagnose and monitor the severity of Crohn’s disease.

Taking images or scans

  • X-rays
  • CT scans
  • MRI scans

Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all possible tests and procedures a gastroenterologist may recommend. Any recommended procedures and tests will be dependent on the gastroenterologist and their evaluation of their specific patient’s situation.

Don’t stay on the sidelines

You play an important role in this partnership. The testing your gastroenterologist performs only tells part of the story. Your personal experience with Crohn’s disease tells the rest of it. That’s why having a voice and speaking up during your gastroenterologist visit matters. 

Prepare ahead

Brushing up on Crohn’s disease terminology can make your next visit more productive. It is easy to get started with our glossary.

Come with questions

Come to your next gastroenterologist appointment prepared and don’t be afraid to ask follow-up questions about anything that doesn’t seem clear.

Don’t be ashamed to share

The more your gastroenterologist knows, the better. Don’t hold back, even if you feel uneasy at first.

Ask about endoscopic improvement

An important goal in treating Crohn’s disease is a visible reduction in damage of the intestinal lining sometimes called endoscopic improvement. Remember, intestinal lining damage can still be present even if you don’t have Crohn’s symptoms. Talk to your doctor about endoscopic improvement.

Talk to your doctor about RINVOQ

If you’ve ever taken a TNF blocker such as HUMIRA® or REMICADE® to treat moderate to severe Crohn’s disease, RINVOQ is a once-daily pill that may be another option for you.

RINVOQ is proven to help deliver rapid symptom relief, visibly reduced intestinal lining damage, and a chance to be in early remission without steroids.

RINVOQ is not for everyone. Before you and your doctor make a treatment decision, read about the Use and Important Safety Information below. Working together with your doctor can help you determine if RINVOQ is right for you.

REMICADE® (infliximab) is a registered trademark of Janssen Biotech, Inc.

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