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Amy Brenneman's Secret Surgery Fixed Her Intenstines

9/17/2010 4:00pm EDT

Amy BrennemanActress Amy Brenneman has opened up about the secret surgery she underwent in January, revealing she had an operation to cure her from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD).
The "Private Practice" star previously refused to go into detail about what ailed her after she spent several days in hospital to correct a "longstanding and chronic problem".
But now she's gone public with her health battle - she was suffering from painful symptoms of IBD, a disease which can inflict sufferers with ulcers or open sores on their large intestine or colon.
She says, "I had a big old operation. I'd been suffering from ulcerative colitis for about five years and I had to have an operation to correct that... I'm great now."

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