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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 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.
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 Your White Blood Cell Count Might Mean
A description of the normal range of a white blood cell (WBC) count test and why a physician might order this blood test.
Have You Ever Said One Of These Things To...
Have you accidentally upset your friend or family member who has Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis? Here is a list of things that you should never say to someone who has IBD.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
The 4 Best Movements to Get Rid of Gas and...
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?
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.
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.
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?
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 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 Is Microscopic Colitis and What Can Cause...
Microscopic colitis primarily affects women and causes persistent watery diarrhea. It is unrelated to Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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).
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.
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.
What Is A Gastroenterologist?
A gastroenterologist is an internal medicine physician that specializes in the treatment of disorders of the gastrointestinal tract.
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.
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.
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.
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.
I'm The Jerk Who Brought My Own Food To Your...
You may be insulted to see a friend bring food to your party. Please don't take it personally! Here's why people with IBD must be careful with diet.
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.
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.
How to Follow a Clear Liquid Diet
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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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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.
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 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.
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?
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?
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?
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?
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 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.
The Difference Between Crohn's Disease and...
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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).
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.
What Should You Eat When You Have Diarrhea?
People with IBD have chronic diarrhea. Here you will find a list of foods that may help when diarrhea is at its worst.
What Medications and Supplements Can Cause...
Taking medications can have several ill effects on the liver, including chronic liver damage and scarring (cirrhosis).
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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.
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 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.
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 Can You Do About Bathroom Accidents And...
Having a bathroom accident is upsetting, but fecal incontinence is actually common. Find out how inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may relate to fecal incontinence, and how it can be treated.
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.
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.
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.
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?
Cushing's Syndrome: Prednisone Side Effect That...
Cushing's syndrome is a condition that is caused by excessive cortisol, which can occur with the use of corticosteroid drugs such as prednisone.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
What Foods Should You Avoid If You Have A...
If you have a stricture in your small intestine, do you know which foods you should avoid?
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 Bilirubin Do For Your Body?
Bilirubin is a substance that should be processed and excreted by the body, but in some people it builds up and may cause jaundice.
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.
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.
Diarrhea: When To Consider Seeing Your Doctor
Diarrhea is typically a benign condition that most adults come down with several times a year. In most cases, treatment for diarrhea isn't necessary, but chronic diarrhea should be checked out by a doctor.
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.
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.
Is IBD Causing Your Loss of Appetite?
Eating well when you have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is difficult, and most people report diet problems. Learn how to combat a lack of appetite.
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?
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.
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.
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.
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.
What Is Gastroenteritis?
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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.
What Are The Most Important Things You Should...
There's so much to learn about Crohn's disease, it can sometimes feel like you'll never be able to take it all in. In a nutshell, here are the top 10 things that you should know about Crohn's disease.
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?
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.
What Happens When Candida Grows Inside The Body?
Candida is a fungus that occurs naturally in several places in the body, but can cause infection if it overgrows into a condition called candidiasis.
If Your Doctor Prescribed A Liquid Diet, What...
Descriptions for clear liquid, full liquid, lactose free, and low fiber diets used for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) or abdominal surgery.
This Bacteria Can Cause Severe Diarrhea
Clostridium difficile (or C difficile) is a bacteria that is normally found in the large intestine, but which can cause diarrhea after a course of antibiotics has killed healthy bacteria.
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).
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?
What is Stool?
A definition of stool, which is the waste material that leaves the body through the rectum as a bowel movement.
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.
7 Things You Should Tell Your Gastroenterologist
Do you tell your gastroenterologist everything? Here are the signs and symptoms of IBD that you might not be telling your doctor -- but you should.
5 Signs of Indigestion That Should Send You to...
Indigestion, also known as upset stomach or dyspepsia, is a painful or burning feeling in the upper abdomen, often accompanied by nausea, abdominal bloating, belching, and sometimes vomiting.
How Do You Know You Have IBS?
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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.
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.
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.
If You Have Constipation, How Can It Be Treated?
For some, constipation is a chronic problem. Learn more about treatments for constipation, including diet, laxatives, and alternative therapies.
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?
How Much Do You Know About Prednisone? Take The...
Prednisone is a drug that is often used to treat Crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis, and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases. Use this quiz to find out how much you know about the side effects and adverse effects of prednisone.

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