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    1. Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Infliximab for Crohn's disease.

    2. Living With an Ostomy - Topic Overview

      If you have mild inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) and diarrhea is your main symptom,try an antidiarrheal medicine. Take antidiarrheals only under your doctor's supervision. You should not take them if you have a fever or blood in your stools. If you have been taking antidiarrheals for 10 days and still have diarrhea,check with your doctor. Some of these ...

    3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      Rare complications of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) include: Problems with blood vessels,such as blood clots (thromboemboli) or inflammation of an artery. These problems are rare but can cause serious complications or even death. Scarring of the pancreas. Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart (pericarditis). Inflammation of the blood vessels ...

    4. Ulcerative Colitis - Exams and Tests

      Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus.

    5. Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

      Complications of ulcerative colitis can include: 1 Arthritis,in 5% to 20% of people. Some people develop colitis-related arthritis,which may resemble rheumatoid arthritis. In people who have ulcerative colitis,inflammation limited to the lower joints of the spine (sacroiliitis) is more common than ankylosing spondylitis,another type of arthritis that affects the spine and lower back. Eye ...

    6. Crohn's Disease - Home Treatment

      Learn how to treat mild symptoms of Crohn's disease.

    7. Crohn's Disease: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

      Sometimes symptoms of Crohn's disease can develop outside the digestive tract in other parts of the body (systemic symptoms),including the eyes,liver,blood,and bones. These systemic symptoms suggest that the immune system is involved in Crohn's disease. Systemic symptoms can include: 1 Joint problems,which occur in 5% to 20% of people who have Crohn's disease. Some people develop ...

    8. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

    9. Aminosalicylates for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Aminosalicylates for inflammatory bowel disease.

    10. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

      Ulcerative colitis can cause serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

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