Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Two major types of IBD are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

Southeast Gastro is committed to treating patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease. We offer the latest treatments for IBD, including an in-house infusion center. Southeast Gastro proudly partners with the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation to improve treatments and to ultimately find a cure.

About Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term for two conditions: Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis. Both conditions are characterized by chronic inflammation of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. IBD can be debilitating and sometimes leads to life-threatening complications.

Crohn’s Disease is a chronic inflammatory condition of the gastrointestinal tract and may affect any part from the mouth to the anus. Read more about the signs and symptoms of Crohn’s disease.

Ulcerative colitis is a chronic inflammatory condition limited to the colon, otherwise known as the large intestine. Read more about the signs and symptoms of ulcerative colitis.

Shared Symptoms of Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis

It is often difficult to diagnose which form of IBD a patient is suffering from because both Crohn’s Disease and ulcerative colitis cause similar symptoms.

Symptoms related to inflammation of the GI tract:

Diarrhea
Rectal bleeding
Urgent need to move bowels
Abdominal cramps and pain
Sensation of incomplete evacuation
Constipation (can lead to bowel obstruction)

General symptoms that may also be associated with IBD:

Fever
Loss of appetite
Weight Loss
Fatigue
Night sweats
Loss of normal menstrual cycle

 

The Southeast Gastro team is here to help with your inflammatory bowl disease diagnosis and treatment. If you think you have inflammatory bowl disease, please call us today or click here to request an appointment.

 

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