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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Diarrhoea

    A condition where you pass stools (go to the toilet) that are more watery or more often than normal for you. There is currently no content classified with this term.

  • Constipation

    Condition where you are unable to pass stools (or it’s very uncomfortable or painful) as often you normally would. It can also describe when you are not able to empty your bowels completely. There is currently no content classified with…

  • Anus

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

  • Daniel

    Getting diagnosed with IBD I was diagnosed with IBD seven years ago when I was 21. My symptoms started the year before; I had diarrhoea and some blood in my stools. But I didn’t know…

  • 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…

  • 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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