Pocket Guide to IBD, Second Edition

Marla Dubinsky, MD; Sonia Friedman, MD

Chapter 3: Abdominal Pain (continued)

Sunanda V. Kane, MD, MSPH, FACG, FACP, AGAF

Abdominal pain is a common occurrence in patients with IBD. It often can be caused by a flare or a complication of IBD. Non–IBD-related conditions such as acute appendicitis and irritable bowel syndrome can also cause abdominal pain. Sometimes it can be tricky to distinguish between IBD and non–IBD-related etiologies. • In Crohn’s disease Acute obstruction (partial or complete bowel obstruction) Perforation Abscess Active inflammatory disease • In ulcerative colitis