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  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  2. Diarrhea, Age 12 and Older - Prevention

    Food poisoning is a common cause of diarrhea in children and adults. Most cases of food poisoning may be prevented by taking a few precautions when preparing and storing food at home.

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

    If ulcerative colitis does not cause symptoms, no treatment may be necessary.

  4. Cirrhosis - Health Tools

    Use these cirrhosis health tools to help make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.

  5. Gallstone Symptoms: When Surgery Is Needed - Topic Overview

    Several conditions or situations may require surgery to remove the gallbladder. Surgery usually is needed when:Your gallbladder suddenly becomes inflamed or infected (cholecystitis).Gallstones cause repeated attacks of pain.You have growths called polyps in the gallbladder, usually larger than 0.4 in. (1 cm), that are causing symptoms.Gallstones cause inflammation of the pancreas (pancreatitis).A nonfunctioning gallbladder is causing symptoms.The gallbladder wall has calcified (porcelain gallbladder).You have gallstones and an impaired immune system.

  6. Rectal Problems - Preparing For Your Appointment

    A list of questions that will help your health care professional diagnose and treat Rectal Problems.

  7. Primary Biliary Cirrhosis (PBC) - Topic Overview

    What is primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC)?Primary biliary cirrhosis (PBC) is a form of liver disease that over time can lead to cirrhosis. Much like other forms of liver disease, PBC permanently damages the liver as tissue is replaced with scar tissue (fibrosis). As more scar tissue develops, the structure and function of the liver are affected.What causes PBC? The exact cause of PBC is unknown, ...

  8. Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS) Guide - Cause

    Learn what researchers believe may cause Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS).

  9. Crohn's Disease - Surgery

    Surgery may be needed for Crohn's disease if no medication can control your symptoms, you have serious side effects from medications, your symptoms can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids, or you develop certain complications.

  10. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD) - Medications

    Read about drugs used to treat gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD).

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