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Symptoms of Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Diarrhea and abdominal pain are usually the first symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease. Symptoms may come and go. People with this disease may sometimes have periods of few or no symptoms.
Many symptoms are related to the inflammation in the digestive system, these include:
Symptoms caused by the diarrhea and rectal bleeding include:
Symptoms related to a system-wide inflammatory process associated with inflammatory bowel disease may include:
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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America website. Available at: http://www.ccfa.org/ . Accessed March 6, 2006.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov/ . Accessed March 6, 2006.
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Last reviewed September 2013 by Daus Mahnke, MD
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