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    1. 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.

    2. 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 ...

    3. Ulcerative Colitis - Surgery

      Ulcerative colitis affects only the large intestine, so surgery that removes the large intestine can cure the disease.

    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 - Exams and Tests

      Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus.

    6. 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.

    7. 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.

    8. Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Cancer Risk - 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. Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Should I Have Tests for IBS Symptoms?

    9. Biologics for Inflammatory Bowel Disease

      Drug details for Infliximab for Crohn's disease.

    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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