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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is a term used to describe two diseases, Ulcerative Colitis and Crohn's disease.

In both UC and Crohn's parts of the digestive system (the gut), which includes the intestines or 'bowels', become sore and inflamed. Crohn's can affect any part of the digestive system from the mouth to the anus. UC affects the colon (large intestine) and rectum.

  • Preconception and Antenatal clinic
  • Adolescent Transition clinic
  • Biologic Service
  • Diagnosis and Management of IBD
  • Patient Education

How can I find out about the affect of Coronavirus on my IBD?

We would recommend this resource:


To find out your risk level, please visit:


This is the advice from the Royal United Hospital for those who are extremely clinically vulnerable:

Advice for those High risk (extremely clinically vulnerable)


To read about the implications of your disease and treatment on vaccination, please visit:

About the RUH Inflammatory Bowel Disease Service

Smoking and Crohn's Disease

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