Thank you! Does each disease produce mucous? I ask because I have only been diagnoised with IBD, but lately I've been seeing sooooo much mucuous, i just wonder if there are uclers responsible for it.
Either Cd or UC can create excess mucus, but so can IBS (irritable bowel syndrome) which has nothing to do with inflammation.
CD can affect the many layers of the mucosal lining, UC remains on the surface of the lining only...CD can affect any part of the GI tract (and more than one area at a time) UC is limited to the colon/rectom...CD has skipped patterns of inflammation (healthy tissue in between inflamed), UC will have an entire area of inflammation with no skipped patterns...colitis can be ulcerative or crohn's and as Probiotic explained crohn's colitis simply means CD affecting the colon, not having both UC and CD.
Then there is antibiotic induced colitis (C-Diff) which is a little different from IBD cuz if treated correctly it can be completey controlled/cured...it also only affects the colon.
My bum is broken....there's a big crack down the middle of it! LOL :)