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5 Myths About Small Bowel Obstructions

Having been an inflammatory bowel disease patient for years, Jackie thought she’d seen it all. Then she was hospitalized with an obstruction. Here’s what she learned.

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The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

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The Link Between UC and Anemia

People with ulcerative colitis and other forms of IBD often struggle with anemia due to blood loss. What’s the best way to treat it?

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Everything You Need to Know About Surgery for Crohn's

Up to 75 percent of people with Crohn’s disease eventually do have surgical procedures, according to the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation (CCF). Get the facts here.

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Common UC Symptoms You Need to Know

What are common symptoms of ulcerative colitis? From chronic diarrhea to skin issues, here are signs to watch for.

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The Truth About Nightshade Veggies

Tom Brady says to “hold the nightshades,” but should you?

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Crohn’s Disease and Your Sleep: What You Should Know

Dealing with sleep problems in addition to Crohn’s? You’re not alone. Here’s how to get better rest with IBD.

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Is This Just An IBD Flare, or Pancreatic Cancer?

Symptoms of pancreatic cancer can mimic those of IBD, so sometimes, it's hard to tell if it's just a typical IBD flare, or something more. Always talk to your doctor if you are experiencing new and different symptoms of IBD.

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Rectovaginal Fistulas and Crohn's Disease

RV fistulas are a possible symptom of Crohn’s in women. Learn about symptoms and treatment options.

IBD Complications Beyond The GI Tract

Up to 47 percent of IBD patients may experience one or more of these extraintestinal issues that occur outside of the GI tract.