Inflammatory Bowel Disease: How Doctors Diagnose

In this easy to understand khanacademymedicine video, diagnosing inflammatory bowel diseases Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis is discussed using animation.

What’s it like growing up with an inflammatory bowel disease? Find out here.

The video explains that no single blood test or exam can provide a diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease, instead a combination of clinical presentations, lab tests, radiographic images, and pathology results are needed to confirm whether a patient has Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis.

More than 40 chapters of the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of America exist. Find one near you.

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