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Travel and IBD

If you have Crohn’s Disease or Ulcerative Colitis, you are probably concerned about the challenges of travelling. A change of climate, water or food can upset anyone’s bowels. Yet many people with Inflammatory Bowel Disease travel widely, both in the UK and abroad. They may go for a short break or a long holiday lasting weeks or months. With careful planning ahead it should be possible for you to travel to most places. Before you leave, speak to your doctor about a flare-up plan. This will mean you know what to do if your IBD symptoms worsen while you are away. This information sheet seeks to answer some of the questions that you may have about going on a trip. It also includes suggestions for people who have a stoma or have had surgery. You will find a travel tips checklist on the last page.

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Published: December 2017

Source: Crohn’s & Colitis UK

Page URL: https://www.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/about-crohns-and-colitis/publications/travel-ibd

PDF URL: http://s3-eu-west-1.amazonaws.com/files.crohnsandcolitis.org.uk/Publications/travel-and-IBD.pdf