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Inflammatory bowel disease


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Symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) include diarrhoea that lasts longer than 4 weeks, tummy pain, and blood or mucus in your poo.

Treatments for inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) may include medicines that help with your symptoms, and surgery.

It's not clear what causes inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but you're more likely to get it if a close relative has it.

You can find out more information and get support with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) from Crohn’s and Colitis UK.

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) describes conditions that cause long-term tummy pain and diarrhoea, including Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis.

Page last reviewed: 05/05/2023
Next review due: 05/05/2026