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  • Anus

    Body opening where stools (poo or faeces) leave the body. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Stools

    Undigested food waste, also known as poo or faeces. It exits the body from the anus. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Haemorrhoids

    Also known as piles – swollen or enlarged blood vessels around the rectum or anus There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Fistula

    An abnormal connection or passageway (or ‘channel’) between two organs or blood vessels. An anal fistula is when a small passageway is formed between the end of the bowel and the skin of the anus. There is currently no content…

  • Faeces

    Undigested food waste, also known as poo or stools. It exits the body from the anus. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Glossary

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  • Faecal calprotectin in inflammatory bowel disease

    What is faecal (fecal) calprotectin? Calprotectin (or calpro) is a protein – a nutrient essential to life. When the intestines become inflamed it’s released in high levels that can be detected, outside the body, in faeces (stools). Researchers have discovered…

  • General tips

    As well as taking medication for your ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease (inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)) you also need to pay special attention to what you eat, your fitness as well as other medication you take (even if they seem…

  • Living healthily

    Diet Maintaining a healthy lifestyle – eating well, getting enough exercise, and keeping bad habits to a minimum – has benefits for everyone. When you have IBD leading a healthy lifestyle can also help manage your symptoms and keep…

  • Complications

    Complications of IBD can occur especially when the disease is active and can result in problems inside (local) as well as outside of the digestive system (systemic). Inside the bowel (local) Perforation (hole in the intestine) In severe inflammation, the…

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