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Myths About Digestive Disease
Why are there so many fallacies about digestive disease? It could be that digestion is poorly understood or that people don't want to discuss it, and so misconceptions are created. Learn the truth about some common digestive disease myths.
Intestinal Complications of IBD
The intestinal complications of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) include abscesses, bowel obstruction, bowel perforation, colorectal cancer, fissures, fistulas, worsening of symptoms during the menstrual period, and toxic megacolon. Some of these complications of IBD ( Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis ) can be life-threatening and require...
A bowel perforation is an uncommon event for people with inflammatory bowel disease, but when a hole in the large or small intestine does occur, it is an emergency that needs immediate treatment.
Aphthous Stomatitis - Extra-Intestinal Symptom of IBD
Some people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may experience various extra-intestinal symptoms along with their GI symptoms. One of these is aphthous stomatitis, or canker sores, which are small ulcers in the mouth.
A bowel obstruction, while the most common complication of Crohn's disease, can happen to people who do not have digestive disease.
Digestive Basics - Constipation in Children
When children get constipated, it's usually not cause for alarm. Constipation can be treated with some dietary and lifestyle changes.
Erythema Nodosum - Skin Disorder Related to IBD
Skin disorders are a fairly common problem, and may affect up to 25% of people who suffer from inflammatory bowel disease (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis). One skin condition that may occur with IBD is erythema nodosum.
Dehydration is common. Find out how to treat it, how serious it is, and how to prevent it from happening again.
H1N1 (swine) Flu Vaccine and Immune-Supressing Drugs
People who have inflammatory bowel disease are at increased risk for complications from the H1N1 (swine) flu. If you are taking drugs the suppress the immune system, such as prednisone and Imuran, should you still get the H1N1 vaccine?
Is IBD Associated With Other Autoimmune Disorders?
Could having inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) put you at risk for developing other autoimmune disorders such as arthritis?
Picks for Easing PMS
We now know that it's not all in your head—irritable bowel syndrome and inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) do get worse during your period. Some women reach for over-the-counter pain relief, but NSAIDs can cause gastrointestinal bleeding or even set off a flare of IBD. Fortunately there are other ways to find relief, and some of them may even help...
Pyoderma gangrenosum is a skin condition that can occur in people who have IBD.
Which Antibiotics Can Cause Diarrhea?
Antibiotics should always be used with care. A round of antibiotics can have unintended consequences, including antibiotic-associated diarrhea.
One of the eye conditions that is associated with IBD is episcleritis.
How To Avoid Dehydration
To avoid becoming dehydrated, you'll need to be aware of how much fluid you're taking in each day, as well as how much you may be losing in the form of diarrhea or even sweat. Learn how to avoid becoming dehydrated.
Hemorrhoids are very common, and can often cause rectal bleeding and pain, though not always. Learn more about how hemorrhoids are treated.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Videos
A group of videos about topics related to IBD.
Fecal Incontinence And IBD
IBD could cause bathroom accidents, and while this is a very upsetting problem it is by no means something that you should keep quiet about. Learn how fecal incontinence may be managed.
Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) Statistics - United States
Some statistics on how inflammatory bowel disease affects people in the United States.
Anemia And IBD
Anemia is a very common condition, and people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are at risk.