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Inflammatory Bowel Disease Thread


This support thread is for those of you who have Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD), including Crohn's, Ulcerative Colitis and Microscopic Colitis.

Those who suspect they may have IBD should consult with their doctor and not use this thread for medical advice.

IBD is characterised as long-term inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract and the bowel, which can damage the tissues over time. The inflammation develops due to the immune system incorrectly attacking the GI tract.

The symptoms of IBD are:

Persistent diarrhoea

Abdominal pain


Weight loss


IBD is considered to be a rare disease and it affects men, women and races equally. Treatment involves the use of steroids, biologics and immunosuppressants. Many patients may require surgery to treat their condition.

Find out more here:

Feel free to ask any questions about the condition below, or use this space to vent about your experiences with IBD.


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