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    1. 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.

    2. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

      These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

    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 - 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.

    5. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

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

    6. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

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

    7. 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.

    8. 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 ...

    9. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

    10. 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 ...

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