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What are the symptoms of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD)?

The most common symptoms are diarrhea and abdominal pain, usually on the left lower side of the abdomen. In more severe cases, the inflammation may cause stricturing (a narrowing of the intestines caused by excess scar tissue) and fistulas (inflammatory tunnels that burrow through the intestines to either the skin or the bladder).

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