A patient with Crohn's disease is admitted to the hospital for a possible complication. The nurse knows that complications of Crohn's disease include which of the following?

Abdominal abscess
Bowel obstruction
Ileovesical fistula


• Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that is the most common cause of ileovesical fistulas, which are fistulas connecting the ileum to the urinary tract.

• Other complications associated with Crohn's disease include colorectal cancer, bowel obstruction, ulceration, abscess, and thickening of the intestinal tract.

• Sepsis, low sperm count, and intussusception are not commonly associated with Crohn's disease.

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