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  1. Antidiarrheal Medicines for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - Topic Overview

    If you have mild inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) and diarrhea is your main symptom,try an antidiarrheal medicine. Take antidiarrheals only under your doctor's supervision. You should not take them if you have a fever or blood in your stools. If you have been taking antidiarrheals for 10 days and still have diarrhea,check with your doctor. Some of these ...

  2. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

    These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

  3. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

  4. Video Capsule Endoscopy - 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 ...

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis if you: Have a family history of ulcerative colitis.

  6. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

  7. Crohn's Disease: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

    Sometimes symptoms of Crohn's disease can develop outside the digestive tract in other parts of the body (systemic symptoms),including the eyes,liver,blood,and bones. These systemic symptoms suggest that the immune system is involved in Crohn's disease. Systemic symptoms can include: 1 Joint problems,which occur in 5% to 20% of people who have Crohn's disease. Some people develop ...

  8. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

  9. 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,...

  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Rare Complications - Topic Overview

    Rare complications of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) include: Problems with blood vessels,such as blood clots (thromboemboli) or inflammation of an artery. These problems are rare but can cause serious complications or even death. Scarring of the pancreas. Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart (pericarditis). Inflammation of the blood vessels ...

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