In Lviv, doctors at St. Panteleimon's Hospital diagnosed a patient with a rare disease that turned the life of a 47-year-old woman into horror.

This was reported on the Facebook page of the First Medical Association of Lviv.

23 years ago, a resident of the Volyn region, Tamara, during an operation to remove the appendix, the surgeon found intestinal changes and referred the patient for examination. However, she ignored the doctor's recommendations, and over time she began to have problems - pain, digestive disorders, anemia, and her stomach increased in size. It got to the point that a woman could eat only baby food.

For fear of hearing some terrible diagnosis, Tamara did not seek medical help for a long time and self-medicated. She was admitted to the specialists of the St. Panteleimon Hospital already in extremely serious condition, when she finally lost her ability to work.

After the examination, doctors stunned Ms. Tamara with a diagnosis - she has Crohn's disease. This is a specific inflammatory autoimmune disease of the gastrointestinal tract, in which the human immune system recognizes the mucous membrane of the alimentary canal as foreign and attacks it.

This rare disease occurs in 30 people per 100,000. Unfortunately, it is impossible to cure Crohn's disease. However, following the prescriptions and recommendations, you can achieve long-term remission and significantly improve the quality of life.

Due to the long-term lack of proper treatment, Tamara developed chronic intestinal obstruction. Adhesions and irreversible damage to certain parts of the intestine were formed.

During surgery, surgeons separated all adhesions and performed resection of the affected areas of the colon and small intestine. A week later, Tamara was discharged home.

The patient has postoperative rehabilitation ahead. However, Tamara already feels much better, she promised to go to check-ups on time, take medications and follow all nutritional recommendations. A woman wants to return to work and normal life as soon as possible.

Earlier, at the St. Nicholas Hospital in Lviv, for the first time in Ukrainian medical practice, a child underwent brain surgery with awakening - the patient was taken out of anesthesia during surgery and communicated with him in order to control and not damage important areas of the brain.

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