Debra Wood, RN
You have a unique medical history. Therefore, it is essential to talk with your doctor about your personal risk factors and/or experience with inflammatory bowel disease. By talking openly and regularly with your doctor, you can take an active role in your care.
Here are some tips that will make it easier for you to talk to your doctor:
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Crohn's and Colitis Foundation of America
website. Available at:
http://www.ccfa.org. Accessed March 6, 2006.
National Digestive Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at:
http://digestive.niddk.nih.gov. Accessed March 6, 2006.
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Last reviewed September 2014 by Daus Mahnke, MD
Please be aware that this information is provided to supplement the care provided by your physician. It is neither intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. CALL YOUR HEALTHCARE PROVIDER IMMEDIATELY IF YOU THINK YOU MAY HAVE A MEDICAL EMERGENCY. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider prior to starting any new treatment or with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition.
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