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Do you have IBD? IBD stands for Inflammatory bowel disease, and it is a group of inflammatory conditions of the large intestine and small intestine. The two major types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis. Some symptoms of IBD include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Vomiting
  • Diarrhea
  • Hematochezia (bright red blood in stools)
  • Weight loss
  • Arthritis
  • Pyoderma gangrenosum
  • Primary sclerosing cholangitis

A diagnosis of IBD usually comes after a colonoscopy, and treatment may include a immunosuppression to control the symptoms.

Although IBD can be a very uncomfortable and limit the quality of life, it is very rarely fatal.

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