Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

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Frequently asked questions about IBD 

How do I know if I have IBD?

Diagnosis of these diseases is not always easy. The diagnosis of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis is based on four pillars, which range in importance by:

  • Histology or microscopic examination of tissue removed during a colonoscopy
  • Endoscopic pictures that are examined by the doctor performing the colonoscopy
  • X-rays obtained by enteroclysis, barium enema, or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)
  • A doctor discussing the symptoms experienced with the patient

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