What is a J-Pouch?


What is a J-Pouch? Many patients with ulcerative colitis (UC) undergo a procedure called the ileal-pouch anal anastomosis (IPAA). IPAA is also known as J-Pouch surgery. Sources vary, but in my research, I’ve read that anywhere from 15-50% of ulcerative colitis patients will eventually have surgery. The IPAA procedure involves removing the entire colon and rectum. A pouch, or reservoir is then created…

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Summer Travel Advice from IBD Passport

Summer Travel Advice for Inflammatory Bowel Disease from IBD Passport Kay Greveson Inflammatory Bowel disease nurse Specialist Royal Free Hospital,  London The time of year has come where you may be planning your summer vacation. Having Crohn’s disease or ulcerative colitis should not restrict you from travelling  but the idea of planning a trip and  uncertainties about changes in food and…

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5 Tips to Survive the Summer with IBD


Well, we’ve finally gotten into the summer months and for most people it’s a time to party and have fun. For many with ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s disease, it can be somewhat of a hassle. Your risk for dehydration goes up, and you have to deal with the stress of travel. Summertime has long been associated with vacationing and…

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