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  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

    Ulcerative colitis affects only the large intestine, so surgery that removes the large intestine can cure the disease.

  2. Bowel Disease: Caring for Your Ostomy

    Caring for your ostomy is an important part of maintaining your quality of life. You will need to: Empty your pouch as needed.Replace your pouching system every 4 to 7 days. This may include measuring your stoma (the exposed section of intestine) and cutting the barrier to size. For children and infants, the pouching system usually needs to be replaced every 2 to 3 days.Care for your skin and ...

  3. Intestinal Transplant for Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

    Intestinal transplant is a relatively new surgery for people whose intestines are failing. In some cases of severe Crohn's disease or other illnesses,most of the small intestine may be removed. Some people have so much of their small intestine removed that their bodies no longer can absorb nutrients (short bowel syndrome). People with no functioning small intestine must receive nutrition ...

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

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

  5. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

  6. Types of Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

    The severity of ulcerative colitis is determined by certain criteria. 1 Ulcerative colitis can be classified as mild,moderate,severe,or fulminant (very severe),which may guide treatment choices. People who have mild ulcerative colitis may have: Fewer than four bowel movements (stools) a day. No bleeding or a small amount of bleeding with stools. Normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate ...

  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, both inflammatory bowel diseases.

  8. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

    WebMD explores the pros and cons of ulcerative colitis surgery, including types, recovery time, and possible complications.

  9. Crohn's Disease

    Informatin on Cron's disease, a chronic disease of the digestive system.

  10. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Criteria for Diagnosis - Topic Overview

    Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

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