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  1. 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.

  2. Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

    Complications of ulcerative colitis can include: 1 Arthritis,in 5% to 20% of people. Some people develop colitis-related arthritis,which may resemble rheumatoid arthritis. In people who have ulcerative colitis,inflammation limited to the lower joints of the spine (sacroiliitis) is more common than ankylosing spondylitis,another type of arthritis that affects the spine and lower back. Eye ...

  3. Bowel Disease: Changing Your Diet

    Crohn’s disease and ulcerative colitis are types of inflammatory bowel disease. They cause inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the digestive tract. This can lead to symptoms such as diarrhea,belly pain,loss of appetite,fever,bloody stools,and weight loss. Often symptoms are worse after eating. If you have an inflammatory bowel disease,it may be hard to get important nutrients such as ...

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

  5. Inflammatory Bowel Disease During Pregnancy - Topic Overview

    Most women who have inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) can have a normal pregnancy and deliver a healthy baby. IBD does not affect the pregnancy itself. In most cases,if a woman who has inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) is not having symptoms (is in remission) when she becomes pregnant,she will stay in remission during pregnancy. Sometimes the disease becomes ...

  6. Ulcerative Colitis - What Happens

    The course of ulcerative colitis varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications that, in unusual cases, may be life-threatening.

  7. 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.

  8. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

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

  9. Crohn's Disease

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

  10. 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 ...

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