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    1. Ulcerative Colitis - Home Treatment

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

    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. 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 ...

    4. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

      Rare complications of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease) include: Problems with blood vessels,such as blood clots (thromboemboli) or inflammation of an artery. These problems are rare but can cause serious complications or even death. Scarring of the pancreas. Inflammation of the membrane surrounding the heart (pericarditis). Inflammation of the blood vessels ...

    5. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed - Health Tools

      Health Tools help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve your health.Decision Points focus on key medical care decisions that are important to many health problems. Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?

    6. Crohn's Disease - Medications

      Learn about medications to treat Crohn's disease.

    7. Crohn's Disease - Surgery

      Surgery may be needed for Crohn's disease if no medication can control your symptoms, you have serious side effects from medications, your symptoms can be controlled only with long-term use of corticosteroids, or you develop certain complications.

    8. Crohn's Disease - Home Treatment

      Learn how to treat mild symptoms of Crohn's disease.

    9. Crohn's Disease - What Happens

      Crohn's disease is an ongoing (chronic) condition that may flare up throughout your life. The course of the disease varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications.

    10. Crohn's Disease - Health Tools

      This health tool will help you make wise health decisions or take action to improve Crohns Disease.

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