Thickening of the Bowel?

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Thickening of the bowel wall occurs when the bowel wall becomes swollen, wider, and harder. This can be the result of many things. It results from inflammation of the bowel wall tissues. Some of the causes of thickening of the bowel include Crohn's Disease, systemic sclerosis, colitis, and colon cancer. Doctors usually discover thickening of the bowel wall when checking an individual for irritable bowel syndrome or Crohn's Disease. People with this condition may experience some symptoms such as stomach pain, constipation, and pain when passing a stool.
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