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  1. Ulcerative Colitis - Medications

    Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

  2. Ulcerative Colitis - Other Treatment

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

  3. 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 ...

  4. 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.

  5. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis

    WebMD explores the pros and cons of ulcerative colitis surgery, including types, recovery time, and possible complications.

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