• Health Advocacy,  IBD,  Nursing

    Diagnosing IBD

    When the words “Inflammatory Bowel Disease”, “Crohn’s”, or “Ulcerative Colitis” are mentioned for the first time in a doctor’s office, confusion can take over. What does this mean for you and your body? What tests are going to be done to make sure your diagnosis is accurate? In this post, I am going to talk about many (definitely not all) of the tests that can be done when IBD is suspected. This list may seem overwhelming, so please take your journey one day at a time! X-Ray   One of the first and most simple tests that can be done is an x-ray. It can give enough information to your…