How many types of inflammatory bowel disease are there?
Two major types of inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s disease. Ulcerative colitis is limited to the colon or large intestine.
What kind of bowel diseases are there?
- Colorectal cancer.
- Colonic polyps – extra tissue growing in the colon that can become cancerous.
- Ulcerative colitis – ulcers of the colon and rectum.
- Diverticulitis – inflammation or infection of pouches in the colon.
- Irritable bowel syndrome – an uncomfortable condition causing abdominal cramping and other symptoms.
What is inflammation of the bowel called?
Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is an umbrella term used to describe disorders that involve chronic inflammation of your digestive tract. Types of IBD include: Ulcerative colitis. This condition causes long-lasting inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.
How do you tell if your intestines are inflamed?
What Are the Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease?
- Abdominal cramps and pain.
- Diarrhea that may be bloody.
- Severe urgency to have a bowel movement.
- Weight loss.
- Loss of appetite.
- Iron deficiency anemia due to blood loss.