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  1. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    A look at the benefits and risks of using antibiotics to treat Crohn's disease.

  2. Crohn's Disease: Diet and Nutrition

    What foods might make your Crohn’s symptoms worse – or better? Find out more about Crohn’s disease and diet.

  3. Crohn's Drugs That Target Your Immune System

    A look at drugs that reduce inflammation in Crohn's disease by targeting the immune system.

  4. What Are Biologics for Crohn's Disease?

    WebMD explains biologic drugs and how they work to control Crohn's disease symptoms.

  5. Crohn's Disease - Other Treatment

    Some people who have Crohn's disease need additional nutrition because severe disease prevents their small intestine from absorbing nutrients. Supplemental liquid feedings may be done through a tube placed in the nose and down into the stomach (enteral nu

  6. Ulcerative Colitis - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis if you: Have a family history of ulcerative colitis.

  7. Crohn's Disease: When Surgery Is Needed - Topic Overview

    Surgery for Crohn's disease usually is needed if ongoing symptoms do not respond to medicine or if side effects of medicine cause other serious problems. Surgery may be needed when you have: Bowel blockage (obstruction). Abscesses or tears (fissures) in the anal area or when abnormal connections (fistulas) form between two parts of the intestine or between the intestine and other internal ...

  8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Criteria for Diagnosis - Topic Overview

    Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

  9. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

    What is Crohn's disease? Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation or ulceration of the digestive tract.

  10. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

    The symptoms of ulcerative colitis may include: diarrhea or rectal urgency, rectal bleeding.

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