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  1. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

  2. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

    The symptoms of ulcerative colitis may include: diarrhea or rectal urgency, rectal bleeding.

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

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

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine.

  6. 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 ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Information on proctocolectomy and ileostomy for inflammatory bowel disease.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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

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