A 31-year-old woman visits a gastroenterologist’s office with complaints of diarrhea. She reports that she has at least four loose stools per day. An extensive history is obtained, and the woman is able to provide a stool sample that day. The stool is bloody with mucous. Although the sample will be sent to a laboratory for analysis, the gastroenterologist suggests an endoscopy and histologic studies of biopsied tissue. She discusses the possible diagnoses, among them Crohn disease and ulcerative colitis.
The type of diarrhea caused by an inflammatory disorder of the intestine is:
Patients who suffer from ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease have abdominal pain, which is the result of distention and inflammation. This type of pain is known as:
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