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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