Inflammatory bowel disease

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Inflammatory bowel disease is the general term given to Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. In some cases despite many tests it can be hard to differentiate the two and the general term IBD may be given. Other non infective toxic and radiation induced bowel inflammation may be considered by some under this vague term. Not to be confused with irritable bowel syndrome which is quite a different condition. Management involves referral to a Gastroenterologist.

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