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  1. 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 ...

  2. Crohn's Disease: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract - Topic Overview

    Sometimes symptoms of Crohn's disease can develop outside the digestive tract in other parts of the body (systemic symptoms),including the eyes,liver,blood,and bones. These systemic symptoms suggest that the immune system is involved in Crohn's disease. Systemic symptoms can include: 1 Joint problems,which occur in 5% to 20% of people who have Crohn's disease. Some people develop ...

  3. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - Topic Overview

    Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) increases the risk of colon cancer. The amount of increased risk depends on the type of inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease of the colon),how much of the intestine is involved,and how long you have been ill. The cancer risk usually does not increase until you have had IBD for 8 years or longer. Starting 8 years after diagnosis,...

  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 - Treatment Overview

    Treatment for ulcerative colitis depends mainly on the severity of the disease and usually includes medications to control symptoms, such as diarrhea, and changes in diet.

  6. Video Capsule Endoscopy - Topic Overview

    What is video capsule endoscopy? Video capsule endoscopy is a procedure that allows a doctor to examine your small intestine for sources of bleeding. It may be especially helpful for diagnosing Crohn's disease. How is it done? For this procedure,you swallow a capsule that is less than an inch long (about 23 millimeters ). A technician attaches sensors to your chest and connects them to a data ...

  7. 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 ...

  8. 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

  9. Inflammatory Bowel Disease: Enteral or Total Parenteral Nutrition - Topic Overview

    The following nutritional treatments may be used for inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease). Enteral nutrition Enteral nutrition is a fluid given through a tube that is inserted into the nose,down the throat,and into the stomach. This tube is called a nasogastric,or NG,tube. The fluid contains essential nutrients and helps supplement or replace a regular diet. ...

  10. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

    These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

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