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  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

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

  2. Corticosteroids for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Corticosteroids for inflammatory bowel disease.

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - What Happens

    The course of ulcerative colitis varies greatly from one person to another. Some people may have only mild symptoms, while others may have severe symptoms or complications that, in unusual cases, may be life-threatening.

  4. 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 ...

  5. 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 ...

  6. Immunomodulators for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Immunomodulators for inflammatory bowel disease.

  7. 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.

  8. Cyclosporine for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Drug details for Cyclosporine for inflammatory bowel disease.

  9. 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 ...

  10. 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.

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