https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=chSyQPKsNk4 Armando Hasudungan shared this illustrated video on his YouTube channel earlier this year to explain the differences between the two main inflammatory bowel diseases — Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis. Check out the pathophysiology of the two conditions and their common complications. In other words: find out how they work. Learn more about medical advances in inflammatory bowel disease here. Hasudungan draws using colored markers to show colon cancer risk, perforation and abscesses in people who struggle with Crohn's disease. He also shows bowel rupture and hemorrhaging that can inflict ulcerative colitis patients. Additionally, we learn a few things about genetic and environmental factors. If you're interested in the science behind IBD, you can learn more about genetic mutations and how they affect cells. IBD News Today is strictly a news and information website about the disease. It does not provide medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. This content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or another qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this website.