IBD School Video Series

To help you, your friends and family better understand Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, the team of experts at the University of Michigan Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program have created a series of short, educational videos called IBD School.

We have found that patients have many basic questions immediately after diagnosis and turn to the Internet for answers—answers that are often unreliable. We’ve also found that a lot of patients who have had IBD for years don’t know some very important information about disease complications, medication benefits and risks, cancer risks and preventative strategies, and strategies to reduce risk of infection and surgery for IBD.

This video series was created so you can be sure your information is reliable. We also make sure it’s easy to understand. Our goals are for you to understand your disease, understand your choices of tests and treatments, and make more informed decisions that will improve your health and well being.

For patients new to inflammatory bowel disease, watch our IBD School Series, which covers:

The Basics

  • 101 - IBD School: Introduction
  • 102 - IBD School: What is Crohn's Disease?
  • 103 - IBD School: What is Ulcerative Colitis?
  • 104 - IBD School: What Causes IBD?
  • 105 - IBD School: Does IBD Affect Other Organs?
  • 106 - IBD School: Does Everyone Need Surgery?
  • 107 - IBD School: Do I Have to Take Medications?
  • 108 - IBD School: Will I Be Able to Live a Normal Life?
  • 109 - IBD School: IBD Mythbusters!
  • 110 - IBD School: Where is my IBD?

More Advanced Topics

  • 201 - IBD School: Urgency
  • 202 - IBD School: Behavioral Health and Stress Management in IBD
  • 203 - IBD Fodmaps
  • 204 - IBD School: Fatigue
  • 204a - IBD School: Treating Fatigue
  • 205 - IBD School: Telogen Effluvium (Hair loss in IBD)
  • 206 - IBD School: What Causes Flares?
  • 209 - IBD School: Part 1: Causes of Symptoms in IBD
  • 209 - IBD School: Part 2: Causes of Symptoms in IBD
  • 213 - IBD School: Blood Clots
  • 225 - IBD School: Abscesses
  • 226 - IBD School: Fistulas

Medications – The List

  • 326 - IBD School: Medical Marijuana in IBD

Surgical Options

  • 401 - IBD School: When to Undergo Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis
  • 402 - IBD School: Surgical Options for Ulcerative Colitis
  • 403 - IBD School: Subtotal Colectomy
  • 404 - IBD School: Total Proctocolectomy
  • 406 - IBD School: Ileorectal Anastomosis
  • 412 - IBD School: Strictureplasty + SBR

How to Interpret Your Labs

  • 501 - IBD School: C-reactive protein
  • 502 - IBD School: ESR
  • 503 - IBD School: Fecal calprotectin
  • 504 - IBD School: Complete Blood Count (CBC) Part I
  • 505 - IBD School: Complete Blood Count (CBC) Part II
  • 512 - IBD School: Tuberculosis Testing with QFTB and PPD

Fertility, Pregnancy and Breastfeeding

  • 801 - IBD School: Fertility in IBD
  • 802 - IBD School: Breastfeeding and IBD
  • 803 - IBD School: Risks of Flares During Pregnancy
  • 804 - IBD School: Pregnancy and IBD Medications
  • 806 - IBD School: Pregnancy and Delivery with IBD
  • 807 - IBD School: IBD, Flares and the Postpartum Period
  • 809 - IBD School: Inheriting IBD