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Chronic Diarrhea, Chronic Abdominal Pain: Are These the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

The cause of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is currently unknown and indiscriminately poses a risk to all age groups. The symptoms of IBD are similar to the symptoms of other gastrointestinal disorders such as irritable bowel syndrome and colitis.

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What Is IBD or Inflammatory Bowel Disease?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD) is a chronic inflammation of the intestines of unknown cause. The two main types of IBD are Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis, both of which have similar symptom. IBD can cause extreme fatigue and anemia, and if left untreated can lead to life-threatening complications, such as colorectal cancer. 

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