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    Medical Reference Related to Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    1. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

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

    2. 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 ...

    3. Cyclosporine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Cyclosporine for inflammatory bowel disease.

    4. Crohn's Disease - Medications

      Learn about medications to treat Crohn's disease.

    5. Crohn's Disease - Prevention

      While you cannot prevent Crohn's disease, you can take medications to reduce the severity.

    6. 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 ...

    7. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

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

    8. Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Infliximab for Crohn's disease.

    9. 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 ...

    10. 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 ...

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