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  1. Crohn's Disease - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for Crohn's disease involves medications to prevent flare - ups, or maintain remission, of the disease. A few people have severe, persistent symptoms or complications that may require additional medications or surgery.

  2. 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

  3. Causes of Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Learn about about the causes of inflammatory bowel disease, including ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.

  4. Living With an Ostomy - Topic Overview

    It takes time to adjust to an ostomy. But you will be able to work,participate in sports and physical activities,be intimate with your partner,and resume your social life after an ostomy. Medicine Most medicine is absorbed in the small intestine. If you have an ostomy,how well a medicine is absorbed depends on how much functioning intestine you have and the form of the medicine. Coated ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. 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.

  7. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

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

  8. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

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

  9. Ulcerative Colitis - Prevention

    You cannot prevent ulcerative colitis because the cause is unknown. However, you can take steps to reduce the severity of the disease. Medications taken regularly may reduce acute attacks and keep the disease in remission. Most experts recommend acetamino

  10. 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 ...

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