Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Symptoms


Inflammatory bowel disease symptoms can include abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, abdominal bloating, pelvic pain, weight loss, or general malaise. Occasionally a surgical intervention is required to treat the disease. We are prepared to help those suffering with inflammatory bowel disease.

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Inflammatory bowel disease is an entity that affects both men and woman, adults, and children. It's classified as ulcerative colitis, and Crohn's disease. Ulcerative colitis affects only the end of the digestive tract, a large intestine or colon. The symptoms typically are abdominal pain, bloody diarrhea, and abdominal bloating. Diagnosis is made by colonoscopy, and biopsies. The mainstay of treatment is medical therapy, lifestyle, and dietary changes. In some cases surgery may need to be undertaken for failure of medical therapy, or life threatening conditions. When surgery dose need to be undertaken, it could be performed using minimally invasive surgery such as, laparoscopy, or advance robotic techniques. Utilizing advance surgical techniques could lead to a shorter hospital stay, less pain, and a quicker recovery. In regards to Crohn's disease, it could affect any place in the digestive track from the mouth to the anus. Because of this, symptoms may vary widely. Abdominal and pelvic pain, bloating, weight loss, bloody diarrhea, or just general malaise can all be symptoms. Diagnosis is typically made from colonoscopy, biopsies, stool studies, and blood studies, as well as radiographic tests and studies. The mainstay of treatment of Crohn's disease is medical therapy, lifestyle and dietary changes. Surgery may need to be used for the complications of Crohn's disease such as stricture, which is a narrowing of the intestines that stool can pass, or an abscess or infection outside of the intestinal system. Surgery is not curative, but can give an improved quality of life.

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