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Colorectal Conditions:

Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn’s Disease

Ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease are jointly known as inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). IBD causes the digestive tract to inflame. Symptoms may include: diarrhea, rectal bleeding, fever and weight loss. Five million people worldwide have IBD, but the exact cause is unknown.

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