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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) actually describes 2 main conditions, Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, which both cause inflammation in the bowel. IBD is commonly confused with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS), but they are quite different. These pages explain inflammatory bowel disease in more detail.
Ulcerative colitis can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhoea, and blood and mucus in the stools.

Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a bowel disease that causes inflammation and redness in the digestive tract. There is no cure, but treatment can help.

Crohn's disease usually first appears in people aged 15 to 30.

Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes painful swelling and redness inside the digestive tract.

Abdominal Surgery for Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. Surgery is usually recommended if medication fails to improve your symptoms.

Laparoscopic abdominal surgery for Crohn's disease

Crohn’s disease causes inflammation of your bowel. Surgery is usually recommended if medication fails to improve your symptoms.

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Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) - myDr.com.au

There are 2 forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD): ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease. Find out about the causes, symptoms and treatment.

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Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis - Better Health Channel

Collagenous colitis and lymphocytic colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).

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Inflammatory Bowel diseases - Lab Tests Online AU

Inflammatory bowel diseases are chronic swelling and damage to tissues lining the intestinal tract.

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation in the small intestine.

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Crohn's disease: symptoms, causes and treatments

Crohn's disease is a type of inflammatory bowel disease that causes symptoms such as diarrhoea and cramping abdominal pain. While there is currently no cure, there are treatments available.

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Colitis

Crohn’s disease and colitis (also known as ‘ulcerative colitis’) are both types of inflammatory bowel disease.

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Ulcerative colitis - myDr.com.au

Ulcerative colitis is one of 2 major types of inflammatory bowel disease — a condition which causes the bowel (colon) to become inflamed. It affects people of all ages, but usually starts between 15 and 30 years.

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Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis - Better Health Channel

When people with inflammatory bowel disease are not experiencing a flare-up of their illness, they feel quite well and are often free of symptoms.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a type of inflammatory bowel disease affecting the large bowel (colon and rectum) - a condition which causes the bowel to become inflamed and red.

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Crohn’s disease in children and teenagers | Raising Children Network

Crohn’s disease is an inflammatory bowel disease. Its symptoms include stomach pain and diarrhoea. It’s often diagnosed when people are in their teens.

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