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  1. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

    These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

  2. Antidiarrheal Medicines for Inflammatory Bowel Disease - 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 ...

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine.

  4. 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

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

  6. 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. ...

  7. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  8. Types of Ulcerative Colitis - Topic Overview

    The severity of ulcerative colitis is determined by certain criteria. 1 Ulcerative colitis can be classified as mild,moderate,severe,or fulminant (very severe),which may guide treatment choices. People who have mild ulcerative colitis may have: Fewer than four bowel movements (stools) a day. No bleeding or a small amount of bleeding with stools. Normal erythrocyte sedimentation rate ...

  9. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

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

  10. Proctocolectomy and Ileostomy for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

    Information on proctocolectomy and ileostomy for inflammatory bowel disease.

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