Depression linked to bowel conditions

A new study has found depression is more common among people with Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis in the years before they are diagnosed. Researchers from St George’s University of London, Imperial College London, University College London and King’s College London studied the records of fifteen thousand people with ulcerative…

The effects of inflammatory bowel disease on pregnancy

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)—including Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis—often affects women of childbearing age. A study published in Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics compared the health of pregnant and non-pregnant women with IBD. The study included 2,058 Korean women with IBD who became pregnant between 2007 and 2016 and 20,580 women…

A lukewarm blast of water to ease the pain of bowel ops

The ‘underwater’ colonoscopy that eases the pain of bowel operations and ‘improves the chances of detecting abnormal growths by 81 per cent’ Patients are being offered a pain-free alternative to colonoscopy procedures Instead of pumping air into the large bowel, water is used to ease discomfort  The so-called underwater colonoscopy…

Mum's terminal bowel cancer was dismissed as IBS

Linzi said: ‘Probably typical of everyone who is at a young age, the doctor was very dismissive. ‘They said ‘it’s probably IBS’ – then they did the routine blood test and took a stool sample, then it was all forgotten about ‘I just knew myself that something wasn’t right. ‘I…

Diagnostic delays common in inflammatory bowel disease

(HealthDay)—Diagnostic delays are common in inflammatory bowel disease, with 68 percent of patients reporting a delay in diagnosis, according to a study presented at the 2019 Crohn’s & Colitis Congress, held from Feb. 7 to 9 in Las Vegas. Zane Gallinger, M.D., from Mount Sinai Hospital in Toronto, and colleagues…