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Inflammatory bowel diseases

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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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Inflammatory bowel diseases - Lab Tests Online AU

Inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic disorders characterised by swollen and damaged tissues in the lining of the intestinal tract, these conditions vary in severity from patient to patient and change over time. During a flare-up a patient may experience frequent bouts of watery and sometimes bloody diarrhoea, abdominal pain, weight loss, and fever. Between these flare-ups symptoms frequently diminish. Many patients may go through extended periods of remission before another flare-up occurs.

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Ulcerative colitis

Ulcerative colitis Category: Digestive Health Topic: Inflammatory and Irritiable Bowel Disorders Send by email View as PDF Send by post 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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Calprotectin - Lab Tests Online AU

To detect inflammation in the intestines; to distinguish betweeninflammatory bowel disease (IBD)and non-inflammatory bowel conditions; to monitor IBD activity

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Crohn's Disease

Crohn's Disease Category: Digestive Health Topic: Inflammatory and Irritiable Bowel Disorders Send by email View as PDF Send by post Crohn's Disease is an inflammatory bowel disease which causes inflammation in the small intestine

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID)

Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) is caused by an infection such as gonorrhoea, chlamydia or non-specific urethritis (NSU) spreading into a womans reproductive organs.

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Pelvic inflammatory disease: Fact file | Women's Health Queensland Wide

About 10,000 women are hospitalised for pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) in Australia each year and more than 59,000 are treated for the condition by their GP.

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Bowel cancer is one of Australias most common cancers, especially for people aged over 50.

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Pelvic inflammatory disease (PID) | Better Health Channel

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Colitis

Colitis Category: Digestive Health Topic: Inflammatory and Irritiable Bowel Disorders Send by email View as PDF Send by post Crohn's disease causes inflammation of the full thickness of the bowel wall and may involve any part of the digestive tract from the mouth to the anus

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