Inflammatory bowel disease is a term primarily used to define two conditions. Symptoms of IBD consist of: pain, aches or swelling in the stomach; persisting or bloody diarrhea which may have mucous; weight reduction; extreme exhaustion. The symptoms of IBD can reoccur. Ulcerative colitis only influences the colon. Crohn's disease can influence any part of the digestion system, from the mouth to the rectum. If you have mild ulcerative colitis, you may require minimal or no treatment and remain well for long durations of time. People with ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are additionally at increased risk of getting bowel cancer. Your GP will recommend regular bowel check-ups to decrease the risk of colon cancer. People who smoke are twice as likely to get Crohn's disease than non-smokers. IBD isn't the same as cranky bowel syndrome, which is a common problem that causes symptoms such as: bloating; stomach pain; irregularity; diarrhea. It's approximated that 1 in 5 people with ulcerative colitis have extreme symptoms that do not improve with medicine. IBD impacts women in unique ways. IBD symptoms can become worse during your menstrual period and can cause issues getting pregnant. In people with IBD, the immune system might overreact to normal bacteria in the gastrointestinal system. While scientists do not know why IBD starts, some researches recommend that the risk of developing IBD may be higher for women who take antibiotics,11 birth control tablets,12 or nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories, such as pain killers or advil. 13 Stress does not cause IBD. It may make IBD symptoms worse.
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