Inflammatory Bowel Disease

An Overview of Mucosal Healing in IBD 1X

An Overview of Mucosal Healing in IBD

Mucosal healing is when the ulceration and inflammation in the digestive tract caused by IBD heals. Learn more about how this process works. The inflammatory bowel diseases (IBD) are chronic conditions, which means that they go through periods of...

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Fistula Repair for Crohn’s Patients

Fistulas are tunnel openings between two organs. They can be extremely painful. Learn how to heal a fistula with and without surgery. A fistula develops when there is a connection between two organs in the body, or an organ and the skin, that...

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What Is a Fistula Seton?

A fistula seton is a string-like material that's placed in a fistula to help it drain, prevent complications, and begin the healing process. A fistula seton is a special type of flexible material that’s surgically placed into a fistula. A...

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Crohn’s Disease Surgery: Overview

Surgery is commonly used to treat Crohn's disease. There are several different types of operations, including resection and ostomy procedures. Crohn’s disease, which is one form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), is sometimes treated with...

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Common Changes in Ulcerative Colitis Stool

Ulcerative colitis poop looks, smells, and feels different than healthy BMs. Learn how to talk to your doctor and why you don’t need to be embarrassed. Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a chronic inflammatory condition in which the large intestine and...

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What Is Mild Ulcerative Colitis?

Mild ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that causes gastrointestinal discomfort. With treatment, most patients can lead normal lives. Ulcerative colitis, a chronic inflammatory bowel disease, is characterized by inflammation of the...