Help! What is IBD?
IBD stands for Inflammatory Bowel Disease and this means a group of illnesses that are very similar and are often treated in a similar way. The two main illnesses in this group are Crohn’s Disease and Ulcerative Colitis.
If one doctor says you have Crohn’s disease and another doctor calls it inflammatory bowel disease it doesn’t mean that you have more than one illness. Although one doctor may call it by its real name and another doctor by its group name, the doctors treating you will know exactly which illness you have so you do not need to worry. The same thing applies if you have Ulcerative Colitis.