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What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease?

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An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a long-term condition. You generally will have periods when symptoms flare up and when they go away. Symptoms can be mild to severe and generally depend upon what part of the intestinal tract is involved. They include:

  • Abdominal cramps and pain
  • Diarrhea that may be bloody
  • Severe urgency to have a bowel movement
  • Fever
  • Weight loss
  • Loss of appetite
  • Iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss

SOURCE: 
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

SOURCE: 
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse, National Institutes of Health.
FDA. “FDA approves Inflectra, a biosimilar to Remicade.” “FDA approves Amjevita, a biosimilar to Humira.”
Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America."Maintenance Therapy." "What is Crohn's Disease?" "What is Ulcerative Colitis?"
 

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on September 16, 2019

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