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Pain: The Secret Symptom of IBD

Pain: The Secret Symptom of IBD

We know from our community members that IBD brings with it a host of unexpected symptoms - everything from inflammation to fever to fatigue - and that pain is one of the harshest and hardest to manage of those symptoms. In our recent IBD In America survey we heard from you that pain is a major factor in living with IBD and that those of you living with active IBD, you spend up to 80% of the month in pain. Much of this pain is invisible to others and we're here to shed light on this and other hidden symptoms!

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"I want to learn more about pain and IBD..."

Great! Pain is a common topic among our advocates so we happen to have a number of articles related to pain and IBD. Check out these articles:

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We'll be discussing pain all month so feel free to join us on twitter or Facebook to see what others have to say and connect with others like you. You can also make connects by friending other members of our site:

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