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    1. 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,...

    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. Aminosalicylates for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Aminosalicylates for inflammatory bowel disease.

    4. Crohn's Disease - When To Call a Doctor

      Call a health professional immediately if you have been diagnosed with Crohn's disease and you have one or more of the following: fever or shaking chills, lightheadedness, passing out, or rapid heart rate, stools that are almost always bloody, or severe d

    5. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

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

    6. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

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

    7. 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 ...

    8. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

    9. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

    10. Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Infliximab for Crohn's disease.

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