Gastroenterologist Questions Crohn's Disease

Is Crohn's disease a hereditary disease?

My husband has Crohn's disease and I have seen him suffer with it. It seems so painful. I am expecting my first baby and I am worried if he could get this disease too. Is there any way to understand the chances?

2 Answers

Yes it is a hereditary condition.
In general individuals who have first degree relatives with crohns are at higher risk than the general population of developing the disease. The chance of that happening is around 10%.