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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.

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