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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. Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Learn more from WebMD about the causes, symptoms, diagnosis and treatments of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, both inflammatory bowel diseases.

  3. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

    WebMD explores the pros and cons of ulcerative colitis surgery, including types, recovery time, and possible complications.

  4. What Causes Crohn’s Disease?

    The exact cause of Crohn’s disease is unknown. There are, though, many theories, including bacterial infection and genetic factors. WebMD explores what we know about the potential causes of Crohn’s disease.

  5. Surgery for Crohn’s Disease

    WebMD explores the pros and cons of Crohn’s disease surgery. Find out about the types of surgery, possible complications, and how effective they are as treatment.

  6. Crohn’s Disease in Children and Teens

    WebMD explores the symptoms, treatments, and management of Crohn’s disease in children and teens. Find out what you need to know if your child has Crohn’s.

  7. X-Ray Exams of the Digestive Tract

    Learn how and why X-rays are performed on the digestive tract.

  8. Crohn's Disease

    Informatin on Cron's disease, a chronic disease of the digestive system.

  9. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Criteria for Diagnosis - Topic Overview

    Experts on digestive diseases developed these criteria,known as the Rome III criteria,to help doctors determine whether symptoms are caused by irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). You meet the Rome III criteria for IBS if your symptoms began at least 6 months ago,you have had abdominal pain or discomfort at least 3 days each month in the last 3 months,and at least two of the following statements ...

  10. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Colon Cancer

    Since I have inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), do I have a higher chance of getting colon cancer?

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