Sometimes, ulcerative colitis causes inflammation outside of the large intestine. It’s important to know that IBD isn’t confined to the gastrointestinal (GI) tract—disease-related symptoms may develop in other areas of the body, like:
Both UC and Crohn's disease are inflammatory bowel diseases (IBDs), but there are some key differences.
It’s important not to confuse an IBD like UC or Crohn’s disease with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). IBS is a disorder that affects the muscle contractions of the bowel and is not characterized by intestinal inflammation, nor is it a chronic disease.
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