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Why You Might Have Mucus in Your Stool
Stool with mucus in it not necessarily a symptom of a serious bowel disease. When should you call your doctor if you see mucus in your stool?
What Causes Your Stool to Be Black?
Black, tarry stools could be caused by an iron supplement or certain foods. But black stools that smell foul could be caused by bleeding.
What Can Cause Green Poop?
Green stools are not necessarily a cause for alarm because the color could be caused by a food or a supplement. Find out what can cause green stool.
Why Your White Blood Cell Count Is So Important
A description of the normal range of a white blood cell (WBC) count test and why a physician might order this blood test.
What Causes Orange Stools? You May Be Surprised
Most times, orange stools are not a sign of a serious problem, but if the orange color is ongoing, it should be investigated by a physician.
Why Do Doctors Test Your Red Blood Cell Count?
A red blood cell (RBC) count is an important test that can help your physician find out what's going on with your blood cells.
Is There Really Such a Thing as a 'Normal'...
There are gradations of normal bowel movements, and every person is going to have different bowel habits. What could a normal bowel movement be for you?
The Weirdest Side Effect of Pepto Bismol
Can taking the over-the-counter medication bismuth subsalicylates, such as Pepto Bismol or Kaopectate, cause your stool to turn black?
What Diseases Cause Pale Stool?
Stools that are pale or clay-colored may be caused by a problem in the biliary system. Find out what could cause a stool to be light or grey in color.
What You Need To Know About Crohn's Disease
Learn about the symptoms, treatment, diet and prognosis for Crohn's disease, a form of IBD that can cause inflammation anywhere along the digestive tract.
Why Do Doctors Care about Hemoglobin Levels?
A hemoglobin level test is a blood test that provides information on how effective red blood cells are being in carrying oxygen to cells.
4 Simple Tricks To Help You Drink More Water
Are you drinking enough water? Many people don't. Learn some simple ways to get more water into your diet.
Your Complete Introduction to Crohn's Disease...
An overview of the conditions (Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis) collectively known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), including diagnosis, symptoms, and treatment.
How Do I Know If I Have Crohn's Disease?
Two forms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) -- Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis -- have similar symptoms of pain, diarrhea, and rectal bleeding.
How to Prep Your Colon for a Colonoscopy
Worried about having a colonoscopy? It's said that the colonoscopy prep is worse than the procedure. Learn about commonly used colonoscopy preparations.
What You Should Know About Bowel Obstructions
While bowel obstructions can be a complication of digestive disease, such as Crohn's disease, obstructions can happen to anyone.
What Not to Do While Prepping for a Colonoscopy
If you're preparing for a colonoscopy, you received a list of instructions from your physician for your colonoscopy prep. Find out some common mistakes people make while preparing for a colonoscopy.
What's Causing Your Green, Red, or Black Stool?
An unusual color to a bowel movement could be caused by a food or dietary supplement, but red, black, or green stools could also be a symptom of a serious disease or condition.
How You Can Reverse Prednisone Weight Gain
Prednisone weight gain is a familiar problem to anyone who has ever taken this corticosteroid drug. You may need a diet and fitness plan to lose those extra prednisone pounds.
What Can Cause Blood in the Stool?
The causes of bleeding from the rectum and blood in the stool range from the common and easily treatable to the more serious and chronic.
What Can Cause Cirrhosis Of The Liver?
More information about the symptoms of cirrhosis of the liver, as well as the complications it can cause in other parts of the body. Page 2.
Fistulas 101: Learn How They're Diagnosed and...
Information about symptoms, treatment, and diagnosis of those pernicious fistulas that plague people with Crohn's Disease.
What Are the Causes of Red or Black Stool?
If you see it in the toilet bowl, you may wonder what can cause red stool or black stool? One reason is blood, but the others may surprise you.
What You Need To Know About Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a digestive disease that causes stomach pain, bloody diarrhea, and mucus in the stool.
How to Deal With Bloating and Gas Caused by IBD
Abdominal bloating can be caused by many conditions, but a common reason is gas in the intestine. If you want some relief from the bloating and gas, you might need to find out what's causing your bloating and how to treat it.
Reasons Why Your Stools Might Look Red
Blood in the stool may be caused by hemorrhoids, anal fissures, colon polyps or colon cancer, diverticular bleeding, or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Why Do People Get Gas?
Learn more about the symptoms of gas in the digestive tract and the problems it can cause. Page 2.
What Is Diverticular Disease?
Diverticulosis is common, affecting half of those over 60. Adding fiber to the diet is helpful, but diverticulitis might require antibiotics or surgery.
What Is A Gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is an internal medicine physician that specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
The 4 Best Ways to Get Rid of Gas and Bloating
Gas in the digestive tract can be uncomfortable, but it can also be embarrassing. How can you relieve gas through some simple movements or exercise?
5 Signs You May Have Inflammatory Bowel Disease
The symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) differ from person to person with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, but there are some symptoms that may signal IBD is present. What are some symptoms of IBD and what should you do if you experience them?
Did You Know Colon Cancer Might Not Cause Any...
The symptoms of colon cancer may vary depending on where in the colon the cancer begins.
Taking Prednisone? Reduce Side Effects With...
Prednisone is a type of steroid that is used to treat inflammatory conditions. Read about the side effects of prednisone, and how they can be lessened.
Sore Bum? 10 Tips for Treating Skin Irritation...
Skin irritated by diarrhea is difficult to treat. Here are some tips on how to reduce skin irritation, what foods to avoid, and what foods may help.
What Side Effects Can You Expect When Taking...
Prednisone is a steroid used to treat of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and other conditions. Here you'll find a list of prednisone side effects.
Bloody Stools? It May Be a Sign of IBD
Bleeding from the rectum is a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) which is more common with ulcerative colitis than with Crohn's disease.
Why You Have Hemorrhoids and What You Can Do...
Hemorrhoids are enlarged, bulging blood vessels in and about the anus and lower rectum that may cause blood in the stool.
Do You Know The Symptoms Of Crohn's Disease?
Crohn's disease symptoms can include abdominal pain, diarrhea, bloody stools, fever, lack of appetite, and passing mucus in the stool.
Could Taking Antibiotics Cause You to Develop...
Taking a course of antibiotics for an infection might cause antibiotic-associated diarrhea, a common condition that is easily treated.
How Much Schooling Has Your Doctor Had?
Who are those people in white coats that come through your hospital room with your physician? Learn how to tell the difference between interns and residents.
How Do Crohn's Disease and Ulcerative Colitis...
The differences between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the two primary forms of IBD, can be difficult to understand.
Are Prednisone Side Effects Permanent?
Side effects from the steroid drug prednisone are common. At what dosage are side effects common, and will they reverse once the prednisone is stopped?
Why You Have Gas and What You Can Do About It
Gas is a normal part of digestion, but excess gas can be uncomfortable. Find out what may cause your gas and how you can treat the symptoms of gas.
What Are Your Treatment Options for Inflammator...
Several types of drugs are used in treating Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, and surgery is typically only used after medical options have failed.
Does Inflammatory Bowel Disease Put You at Risk...
People with diseases such as Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis (IBD) may not absorb enough iron, vitamin B12 and folic acid, leading to anemia.
How Common Is Bowel Perforation In IBD?
Bowel perforations are uncommon in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but a hole in the large or small intestine is an emergency.
What Can Cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
Questions -- and answers -- to the most frequently asked questions about symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and diet for irritable bowel syndrome (IBS).
Did You Know These Foods Can Cause Diarrhea?
Diarrhea usually goes away on its own. For some, like those who have IBD, some foods may even lead to diarrhea. Find out which foods may cause diarrhea.
What Are Symptoms of Colon Cancer, And What...
Colorectal cancer symptoms can occur late in the progress of the disease, which is why any change in bowel habits should be checked out by a doctor.
8 Foods That Can Give You Gas
Broccoli and beans are known for causing gas, but there are other foods that you may never suspect as being the cause of your gas and bloating.
What Is Crohn's Disease and What Are the...
Crohn's disease is an incurable chronic disease of the intestinal tract that can cause pain, diarrhea, weight loss, and bleeding.
8 Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis
The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can include diarrhea and blood or mucus in the stool, but also pain, fever, lack of appetite.
What Does a Complete Blood Cell Count Test Tell...
A description of what tests are included in a complete blood cell (CBC) count, which can provide information about a patient's blood to a physician.
The 5 Fruits That Are Easiest to Digest
Do you want to add more fruit to your diet? Here are 5 fruits that are easier to digest and therefore may be better for people with digestive disease.
Can a Sitz Bath Help With a Sore Bottom?
A sitz bath can provide relief from the discomfort from hemorrhoids, fistulas, anal fissures, or an episiotomy.
Should You Be Worried About Colon Polyps?
Polyps in the colon increase the risk of developing colon cancer when they are left untreated. Learn how polyps cause cancer, who is at risk, and what you can do about them.
9 Tips to Prepare for Your Colonoscopy
Preparing for a colonoscopy can be a challenge. Here are nine tips, supplied by those who've been through it, on how to make your prep a little easier.
Can You Drink A Cup Of Coffee The Morning Of...
If you're having a colonoscopy, you will receive instructions from your physician on how to prepare. If you're used to starting your day with a cup of coffee, is that possible the morning of your colonoscopy?
How Long Does It Take To Recover From Colostomy...
What can you expect in the days before colostomy surgery, and during the recovery phase? Who will help you adjust to your new ostomy? Page 2.
What Are the Risks of Having a Colonoscopy?
A colonoscopy is generally a very safe procedure, but there is a low amount of risk. Learn about the potential complications and risks of a colonoscopy.
What Is Microscopic Colitis and What Can Cause...
Microscopic colitis is a condition that mostly affects women, and it causes persistent watery diarrhea. Learn more about this form of colitis that is actually unrelated to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
The 5 Stages of Colon and Rectal Cancer
A description of the five stages of colon and rectal cancer, including treatments and statistics on five-year survival rates for each stage.
Why Do Beans Cause Gas?
Beans, or legumes, and other vegetables tend to cause intestinal gas. Learn why eating beans causes gas and how you can prevent it.
Do You Really Need to Move Your Bowels Every Day?
True or false: Having a normal digestive system means having a daily bowel movement. The true definition of a normal bowel movement may surprise you.
Who Gets Lactose Intolerance, And Why?
Symptoms of gas, bloating, and diarrhea that occur after eating milk products could be due to lactose intolerance, the most common condition in the world.
Colon Cancer Symptoms Can Be Subtle
Most people think of blood in the stool as the classic sign of colon cancer, but there are other signs and symptoms of colon cancer that are more subtle.
What You Need To Know Before Taking Flagyl
The antibiotic Flagyl (metronidazole) is used to treat infections, and in some cases may be used in inflammatory bowel disease.
How to Follow a Clear Liquid Diet
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Here's How to Tell if You Need A Gastroenterolo...
When you find yourself with new symptoms, you may wonder if you need a specialist physician. Find out if you need a gastroenterologist for your digestive symptoms.
What Surgery Did Sharon Osbourne Have for Colon...
Heavy metal mom Sharon Osbourne, wife of rocker Ozzy Osbourne, was diagnosed with colon cancer and underwent both resections surgery and chemotherapy.
Could Your IBD Kill You?
Is inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) fatal? Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis are chronic digestive conditions that can have serious complications, but can they actually kill you?
The Major Risk of Long-Term Prednisone Use
Prednisone and other steroids may be beneficial for the treatment of many inflammatory conditions, but they may also cause serious and permanent side effects, such as cataracts.
How Will You Know If Your IBD Is Flaring?
How do you know if your inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is flaring? One tip that the IBD might be back is if you are experiencing abdominal pain.
What Is The Hematocrit Level Test?
What is the hematocrit level blood test, and how is it used by a physician to diagnose diseases and conditions?
How Are Gallstones Formed, And What Symptoms Do...
Gallstones are formed when liquid, called bile, that is stored in the gallbladder hardens into pieces of stone-like material.
Do You Know What IBD Pain Feels Like?
IBD pain is variable and dependent upon IBD type as well as location of inflammation. Learn more about the type of abdominal pain that IBD can cause.
Can Prednisone Therapy Cause Swelling in Your...
Prednisone has a host of side effects. Is swelling of the face (moon face) a prednisone side effect?
What Should You Know About Irritable Bowel...
Symptoms of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can include pain, diarrhea, bloating, and an urgent need to use the bathroom. Page 2.
What You Should Know Before You Have a...
What to expect during a colonoscopy, which is a test that is commonly used to diagnose diseases and conditions in the colon and rectum.
What’s the Difference Between IBS and IBD?
IBD symptoms can be similar to symptoms from several other digestive diseases or conditions, including irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). How do physicians tell the difference between IBD and IBS?
The Difference Between Crohn's Disease and...
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What Crohn's Sufferers Should Know About Cipro
Ciprofloxacin (Cipro) is used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or pouchitis. Get answers on side effects, use during pregnancy, and missed doses.
Another Embarrassing Side Effect of Prednisone
Steroid drugs such as prednisone, which have many side effects, are often used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Can prednisone cause steroid acne?
Are Mouth Ulcers a Complication of IBD?
Learn about the symptoms, causes, diagnosis, and treatment of mouth ulcers (aphthous stomatitis) or canker sores, associated with IBD.
Could Long-Term Steroid Use Weaken Your Bones?
Prednisone and other steroids are used to treat many conditions, but they may also cause serious side effects such as steroid-induced osteoporosis.
Here's What to Expect at Your Colonoscopy
What is a colonoscopy? Get information about colonscopies, including what a colonoscopy is used for, how to prepare for it, how it's done, and the risks.
Prognosis For Crohn's Disease: What It Might...
The prognosis for people with Crohn's disease is highly variable, with some experiencing severe symptoms and others only having mild disease.
Maurice Gibb of the Bee Gees: In Memoriam
Maurice Gibb, a member of the popular 1970s pop group the Bee Gees, died from complications of a bowel obstruction at the age of 53.
What Should You Know About Taking Prednisone?
Dosage, use during pregnancy, and side effect profile for prednisone, a drug that is commonly used to treat inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
What Not to Eat if You Have IBD
Food doesn't cause inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but during a flare-up, certain foods may exacerbate symptoms. What is the diet for Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?
Do You Have Irritable Bowel Syndrome?
IBS is a common disorder that affects up to 20 percent of adults, but only half ever seek treatment. Learn about the symptoms of IBS and how it is treated.
Your Guide To Getting Through A Course Of...
Prednisone is a corticosteroid drug that is commonly used to treat several auto-immune conditions, including inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn how prednisone affects the body, and how you can lessen prednisone side effects.
What Causes Diarrhea And When Should You See A...
A look at the symptoms of diarrhea, which includes more than loose stools or an urgent need to use a restroom.
How Much Vitamin D Do You Need If You Have IBD?
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that you can get enough of by just going into the sunlight, but people who have IBD may have a vitamin D deficiency.
This Is Why IBS Can Cause Abdominal Pain
Abdominal pain is common in IBS, and is often treated with antispasmotics, antidepressants, and alternative therapies such as peppermint.
Toxic Megacolon, A Rare But Serious Complicatio...
Toxic megacolon is a rare, but serious, complication of severe inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn why this condition may occur and how it is treated.
6 Signs You Might Have a Bowel Obstruction
A bowel obstruction is when the intestine is fully or partially blocked by something. Bowel obstructions are a common complication of Crohn's disease.
7 Tips for Managing IBD-Related Night Sweats
Night sweats can be a real problem for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and can be caused by fevers or be a side effects of some medications.
How Can You Tighten Abdominal Muscles After...
After surgery, you may want to strengthen your abdominal muscles. Once you're ready, start one of these workout routines to get your abs in shape.
Is Prednisone Safe to Take During Pregnancy?
Taking medications during pregnancy is a reality for many women with IBD. What risks does taking prednisone during pregnancy have on an unborn child?
What Foods Are Allowed On A Full Liquid Diet?
A full liquid diet includes all types of clear liquids but also milk products, vegetable juices, and cooked cereals. Learn what foods are allowed on a full liquid diet.
Step By Step: How To Change An Ostomy Appliance
Changing your ostomy bag isn't as hard as it may seem! Here is a list of steps and some tips to changing your appliance without worry.
8 Simple Steps to Using an Enema
An enema may be used for several purposes, including in preparation for a colonoscopy, surgery, giving birth, or for constipation or fecal impaction.
J-Pouch: What Life Is Like After Surgery
What's it like to have j-pouch surgery to treat ulcerative colitis? A former colitis patient with a j-pouch shares her experiences.
Why You're Constipated and How You Can Treat It...
Learn more about the causes, treatment, and prevention of constipation, as well as when to see a doctor for hard stools.
How Do You Know You Have IBS?
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How to Not Have So Much Gas
Intestinal gas is a fact of life for everyone. But there are things that you can do to reduce the amount of painful gas and bloating you may experience.
What Can You Eat After J-Pouch Surgery?
What is a practical diet for a person with a j-pouch? Find out which foods can cause diarrhea or skin irritation and which foods may cause bowel obstructions.
The 5 Forms Of Crohn's Disease
Crohn's disease is extremely complex and has 5 main forms: ileocolitis, ileitis, Crohn's (granulomatous) colitis, gastroduodenal Crohn's, and jejunoileitis.
Everything You Want To Know About Poop But Are...
Stool can have a variety of shapes and colors, and while normal is a spectrum, there are some things that are never normal. What is, and isn't, on the spectrum of normal for stools?
Can Enemas Actually Harm Your Intestines?
Many people think they must have a bowel movement every day, and turn to enemas or laxatives. However, enemas are not harmless, and using them to treat constipation does have risks.
If You Have An Ostomy, Could You Still Have...
I have a colostomy and there is some discharge from my rectum. Is this normal, and what can I do about leaks?
An FIT Test Can Find Blood In The Stool That...
A fecal immunochemical test (FIT) is used to screen the stool for blood that can not be seen with the naked eye (called occult blood).
What You Need to Know Before Taking Bentyl
Answers to frequently asked questions about Bentyl (dicyclomine), a drug used to treat irritable bowel syndrome, including dosage and other medical conditions which could contraindicate its use.
What is Stool?
A definition of stool, which is the waste material that leaves the body through the rectum as a bowel movement.
What Tests Will Your Doctor Do If You Have Too...
Gas (such as flatulence or belching) is a normal occurrence and happens to everyone, but some people think they have too much gas. If gas seems to be excessive and is causing a lot of pain, it might be a symptom of another condition.
What You Should Know Before You Buy Fiber...
Fiber supplements may be prescribed for digestive conditions such as IBD and IBS from time to time. How do you choose the fiber supplement which is right for you?
Top 10 Things You Should Know About Ulcerative...
In quick bullet points, what are the most important things you should know about ulcerative colitis? Find out here.
Is IBD Robbing You of Vitamin B12?
Vitamin B12 is a water-soluble vitamin that is needed for several important body functions. A lack of vitamin B12 can result in a form of anemia called pernicious anemia.
4 Reasons Your IBD Is Making You Tired
Having fatigue or feeling tired is almost universal, but it can also be a symptom of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn why ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease can make you feel tired and what you can do about it.
Surprising Complementary Therapies For...
Many people use complementary and alternative remedies for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). However, many alternative therapies are not yet approved for use in treating IBD, and some may even have side effects.
Can Your Diet Really Give You a Stomach Ulcer?
Are stomach ulcers caused by stress and spicy food? While many people believe this, the true cause of peptic ulcers can not be treated by a change in diet.
Here's How Your Digestive System Works
Digestion is important to break food into a form the body can use for energy. Learn about your digestive system and how it works.
Can You Drink Alcohol if You Have IBD?
Does having an alcoholic drink worsen the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? Find out about the effects drinking has on IBD.
Is There a Link Between Arthritis and IBD?
Painful joints could mean more than just normal aches and pains for people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Learn about the types of arthritis that are most common in people with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.
What's It Like To Live Your Life With IBD?
What's it like to have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)? What follows is a fictional account of what a typical day of dealing with the symptoms of IBD might be like.
The 4 Types of Ulcerative Colitis
Ulcerative colitis has different forms, depending on how much, and which part, of the colon is inflamed. Treatment also differs between the different types of disease.
What Can Cause Constipation?
Constipation is a common side effect of several different diseases, including some that are non-digestive related. Could your constipation be related to a different condition you have? Page 2.
What Does It Take To Diagnose IBD?
When a patient sees the doctor with symptoms that may point to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), a series of tests ranging from blood tests to a colonoscopy are used to make the diagnosis.
Granulomas Are Found In Crohn's Disease But Not...
A granuloma is a mass of inflamed tissue found in the intestine which is associated with Crohn's disease.
Is A CT Scan Ever Done For Inflammatory Bowel...
An abdominal computed tomography (CT) scan can be used to diagnose and monitor inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
What Are the Different Types of Ostomy Surgery?
A description of the differences between ileostomy, colostomy, and ileoanal reservoir surgery which may be performed on patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis).
10 Tips for Recovering From Abdominal Surgery
Abdominal surgery is common for people who have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Use these tips for recovering safely and quickly from abdominal surgery.
Top 4 Portable Toilets for Your Next Road Trip
The purchase of a portable toilet has been considered by many people with IBD who are frustrated with their inability to go very far from home. Read about a few of the portable toilets available.
Can IBD Also Affect Your Eyesight?
Eye diseases such as uveitis have been found to be more common in people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
Which Antibiotics Can Cause Diarrhea?
Antibiotics taken for an infection may have an unintended effect. Antibiotics may disrupt the balance in the colon, and result in diarrhea or loose stools.
The Surprising Link Between Nosebleeds and...
Nosebleeds are very common and tend to resolve on their own, but some nosebleeds can be quite serious. Can swallowing blood from a nosebleed lead to black stools?
What Organs Are Part Of The Digestive System?
A definition of the digestive system, which is the system in the body that is used to process food and turn it into energy.
How Does Smoking Affect Inflammatory Bowel...
Nicotine and IBD have a complex relationship. Smoking tends to worsen Crohn's disease, but not ulcerative colitis. What are the effects of nicotine on IBD?
What Is Gastroenteritis?
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How Resection Surgery Can Treat Crohn's Disease
During resection surgery for Crohn's disease, the diseased portion of the intestine is removed, and the two healthy ends are reattached.
How Does J-Pouch Surgery Treat Ulcerative...
A j-pouch, also called an ileal pouch reconstruction, is a surgical procedure that is used to treat ulcerative colitis.
Myth or Fact: Colitis Is the Same as IBS
There are many myths that surround irritable bowel syndrome. Learn the truth about some of things you may have heard.
4 Videos to Help Answer the Question: Is Your...
What is a normal bowel movement? What does a black or a green bowel movement indicate? Learn answers to these questions and more in these videos about bowel movements.
What Causes Abdominal Adhesions?
Abdominal adhesions are scar tissue that form in the abdominal cavity after abdominal surgery or injury. This scar tissue can lead to chronic pelvic pain and bowel obstructions.
Are Crohn's Disease And Ulcerative Colitis...
Stress does play a role in inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). But does stress cause ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease? Learn more about stress and IBD.
How Is Your Iron Level Affected By Your IBD?
Iron is a mineral that is found in many foods and is important for the creation of blood, but people who have IBD, especially those who pass blood in their stool, may have an iron deficiency.
If You Have IBD, Will You Get Colon Cancer?
People with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease (collectively known as IBD) are at greater risk for colon cancer than the general population. Do you know what your risk is?
Taking Prednisone May Cause This Permanent Eye...
Prednisone and other steroids may be effective treatments, but they may also cause serious and permanent side effects such as glaucoma, which could lead to blindness.
Restricted Fiber Diet
A restricted fiber diet might be prescribed for people with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) during a flare-up or after surgery. Learn about the foods that are allowed and permitted on a low fiber diet.

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