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
- Hematochezia (bright red blood in stools)
- Weight loss
- 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.