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    1. 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.

    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. Ileoanal Anastomosis for Ulcerative Colitis

      These surgeries are done to treat ulcerative colitis.

    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 - Topic Overview

      Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes inflammation and sores (ulcers) in the lining of the large intestine.

    6. 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.

    7. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

    8. Your Treatment Options for Ulcerative Colitis

      Medicine and surgery can help moderate to severe ulcerative colitis, but your treatment depends on your symptoms.

    9. Make an Ulcerative Colitis Diet Plan

      Learn more from WebMD about managing your diet if you have ulcerative colitis and tells you about dietary supplements that may reduce GI inflammation.

    10. Eat Well for a Healthy Pregnancy With UC

      Eating a well-balanced diet is always important when you have ulcerative colitis. But when you're pregnant with UC, getting the right balance of nutrients is essential. Here’s how to eat well and stay healthy during pregnancy.

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