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  • Rectum

    The end of the large intestine and storage place for faeces. 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.

  • Glossary

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  • Stages of CRC

    Stages of Colorectal Cancer11 People who are diagnosed with colon cancer when it is localised to the bowel (Stage 1–2) have a better chance of long-term survival.12,13 Stage 0: (carcinoma in situ): the cancer cells are all contained within…

  • About Colorectal Cancer Screening

    Endoscopic screening has helped increase the chances of surviving CRC in people with IBD1. ECCO recommend that all people with IBD are screened by colonoscopy to monitor for CRC. The first colonoscopy is recommended 6–8 years after the symptoms of…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • What is Crohn’s Disease?

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic (persistent) inflammatory disease which can occur anywhere in the gastrointestinal tract – from the mouth to the rectum. It usually affects the rectum, colon and the lower parts of the small intestine (the terminal ileum).…

  • What is Ulcerative Colitis?

    Ulcerative colitis is a disease that causes inflammation (swelling and pain) of the lining of the colon (large intestine) or rectum. Ulcerative colitis can be divided into several types, depending on which area of the rectum and colon it affects (find…

  • What is IBD?

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) covers a number of conditions that involve inflammation of the digestive system, especially the intestine. This is the part of the body involved in digesting food, absorbing nutrients and water and finally getting rid of the…

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