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  1. 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 ...

  2. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

  3. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  4. Ulcerative Colitis - What Increases Your Risk

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

  5. Ulcerative Colitis - Symptoms

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

  6. 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 ...

  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. 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 - Home Treatment

    If ulcerative colitis does not cause symptoms, no treatment may be necessary.

  10. 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.

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