Your digestive tract
is the path that food takes through your body after you eat it. Food goes from
your mouth (eating) to your anus (passing stool). Your intestine is the long
tube in your digestive system that connects your stomach to your anus. It
digests food and absorbs nutrients.
You have a small intestine and a large intestine. The small intestine, or small bowel, is very long with many coils. The large intestine, also called the colon or large bowel, is shorter and wider. Crohn disease is long-term inflammation in your intestines. Intestines are also called “bowels,” so Crohn disease is one of the two diseases called inflammatory bowel disease. The other inflammatory bowel disease is ulcerative colitis.