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  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

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

  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. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

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

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - Cause

    The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. Studies suggest that this and other inflammatory bowel diseases may result from an abnormal response by the body's immune system to normal intestinal bacteria.

  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 - What Increases Your Risk

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

  8. 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 ...

  9. 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.

  10. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

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