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  1. Crohn's Disease - Other Treatment

    Some people who have Crohn's disease need additional nutrition because severe disease prevents their small intestine from absorbing nutrients. Supplemental liquid feedings may be done through a tube placed in the nose and down into the stomach (enteral nu

  2. Ulcerative Colitis - 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.

  3. 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.

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - What Increases Your Risk

    You have an increased risk of developing ulcerative colitis if you: Have a family history of ulcerative colitis.

  5. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed - Topic Overview

    Surgery is likely to be needed for ulcerative colitis when: Medicines and nutritional therapy have failed to manage severe symptoms. Toxic megacolon does not respond to medical treatment within 4 days (or sooner in some cases). Holes develop in the large intestine (perforation). You have colon cancer,a significantly increased risk of cancer (detected by biopsies ),or a narrowing in the ...

  6. 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.

  7. Antibiotics for Crohn's Disease

    Drug details for Ciprofloxacin for Crohn's disease.

  8. 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 ...

  9. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

  10. Crohn's Disease - Home Treatment

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

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