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IBD symptoms often mimic those of a GI virus. It is normal to experience abdominal cramping and fever, as well as a loss of appetite. Over time, however, symptoms can grow more severe and include bloody diarrhea, weight loss and nutritional deficiencies. In addition, the symptoms of IBD are either ongoing or recurring, unlike those of a virus which resolve within a few days

Crohn’s is a severe form of IBD that causes inflammation within the entire digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis is less severe, affecting only the large intestine. Diagnosis usually requires a process of elimination to rule out other health problems and diseases that can produce similar symptoms.

Here in Rockville, we are fortunate to have many resources for treating IBD. For many patients, conservative treatment measures, such as the use of immunosuppressants and anti-inflammatory medications are effective for managing IBD. However, some patients will require surgery to achieve adequate relief and improvement in symptoms. IBD surgery can provide a permanent cure for individuals suffering with ulcerative colitis when the entire colon and rectum are removed. Those with Crohn’s however, cannot be cured with surgery; but they may find significant relief when diseased areas of the intestine are removed.