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    1. Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

      Complications of ulcerative colitis can include: 1 Arthritis,in 5% to 20% of people. Some people develop colitis-related arthritis,which may resemble rheumatoid arthritis. In people who have ulcerative colitis,inflammation limited to the lower joints of the spine (sacroiliitis) is more common than ankylosing spondylitis,another type of arthritis that affects the spine and lower back. Eye ...

    2. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      What is video capsule endoscopy? Video capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding. It may be especially helpful for diagnosing Crohn's disease. How is it done? For this procedure,you swallow a capsule that is less than an inch long (about 23 millimeters ). A technician attaches sensors to your chest and connects them to a data ...

    3. Intestinal Transplant for Crohn's Disease - Home Treatment

      Learn how to treat mild symptoms of Crohn's disease.

    4. 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.

    5. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

      Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

    6. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of colon cancer. The amount of increased risk depends on the type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon),how much of the intestine is involved,and how long you have been ill. The cancer risk usually does not increase until you have had IBD for 8 years or longer. Starting 8 years after diagnosis,...

    7. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Information on proctocolectomy and ileostomy for inflammatory bowel disease.

    8. Crohn's Disease - What Happens

      Crohn's disease is an ongoing (chronic) condition that may flare up throughout your life. The course of the disease varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications.

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

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