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Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know

Ulcerative colitis is a condition that causes inflammation, irritation, and sores in the colon and rectum. While medication can control symptoms for some people, others may need surgery.The Crohn's and Colitis Foundation say 25 to 40…

What to expect from Crohn’s infusions

A doctor may recommend that a person try infusions of medications called biologics as a treatment for Crohn's disease. Ideally, these infusions can help keep the condition in remission.People can receive biologics via injection or…

Crohn’s mouth ulcers: What to know

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that mainly causes symptoms in the digestive tract. However, some people experience symptoms elsewhere, including mouth ulcers.Doctors call mouth ulcers and other symptoms outside of the…

Crohn’s disease surgery: What to know

Crohn's disease is an inflammatory bowel disease that damages the small and large intestines. A doctor may recommend Crohn's disease surgery for a person with severe symptoms if other treatments are not helping.Surgery does not cure…

Ileostomy: Everything you need to know

An ileostomy is a type of ostomy, which is a surgical opening in the abdominal wall. An ileostomy provides a way for the end of the small intestine, called the ileum, to release stool.A surgeon will usually create an ileostomy after…

What to know about Accutane and Crohn’s

Accutane is the former brand name for the medication isotretinoin. Isotretinoin is a drug that doctors prescribe to treat severe acne that does not respond to other treatments. Some people believe that it may cause Crohn's disease.The…

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