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How common is it to get surgery for IBD?

Is having surgery a common practice or treatment for IBD? Has anyone had it?


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  • CDGurl
    10 months ago

    I have had resections but it really depends on the individual. Best of luck to you

  • Pam.Kingsland moderator
    1 year ago

    Surgery is common as a part of treating IBD. It’s estimated that between 25% – 35% of those with ulcerative colitis and 70% – 90% of those with Crohn’s disease will need to have surgery at some point. Some of most common types of surgery include Bowel Resection Surgery, Colectomy, Strictureplasty, Proctocolectomy with ileostomy and procedures to drain abscesses. You can find more info here-
    https://inflammatoryboweldisease.net/treatment/surgery-overview/

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