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  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Cause

    The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Studies suggest that this and other inflammatory bowel diseases may result from an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria.

  2. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - Prevention

    You cannot prevent ulcerative colitis because the cause is unknown. However, you can take steps to reduce the severity of the disease. Medications taken regularly may reduce acute attacks and keep the disease in remission. Most experts recommend acetamino

  4. 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,...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

    Ulcerative colitis can cause serious symptoms that require immediate medical attention.

  7. Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    Most women who have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) can have a normal pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. IBD does not affect the pregnancy itself. In most cases,if a woman who has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not having symptoms (is in remission) when she becomes pregnant,she will stay in remission during pregnancy. Sometimes the disease becomes ...

  8. 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 ...

  9. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Information on proctocolectomy and ileostomy for inflammatory bowel disease.

  10. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

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