Both Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are forms of IBD. There are other types of IBD but they are rare.

Symptoms of IBD can vary but they usually include:

  • Abdominal pain
  • Diarrhoea (sometimes long term)
  • Feeling very tired
  • Loss of weight

It is not unusual for symptoms to fade or completely disappear and then reappear in what is called a “flare up”.
To read more about the diagnosis and treatment of IBD, click on the links above.