There are several alternative choices too such as abdominal massage, acupuncture, diet and lifestyle changes, and supplements to support liver detoxification and hormone balance.
Inflammatory bowel disease is generally diagnosed based on colonoscopy, where a very small camera is inserted rectally in order to view your entire colon and take biopsies of concerning areas of tissue if necessary. Due to the strong correlation between endometriosis and IBD, talk with your health care provider about having a colonoscopy especially if you experience any gastrointestinal symptoms.
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Reviewed January 18, 2012
by Michele Blacksberg RN
Edited by Jody Smith