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    1. 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 ...

    2. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

      Many people with ulcerative colitis consider nontraditional or complementary medicine in addition to prescription medications.

    3. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

    4. 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.

    5. Crohn's Disease - Symptoms

      The main symptoms of Crohn's disease include: abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite, fever, and weight loss.

    6. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

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

    7. Living With an Ostomy - 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 ...

    8. 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.

    9. Crohn's Disease - Topic Overview

      Surgery for Crohn's disease usually is needed if ongoing symptoms do not respond to medicine or if side effects of medicine cause other serious problems. Surgery may be needed when you have: Bowel blockage (obstruction). Abscesses or tears (fissures) in the anal area or when abnormal connections (fistulas) form between two parts of the intestine or between the intestine and other internal ...

    10. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

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