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    1. 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 ...

    2. Ulcerative Colitis - When To Call a Doctor

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

    3. 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 ...

    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 - 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 - Medications

      Medications usually are the treatment of choice for ulcerative colitis.

    7. Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed - 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. Ulcerative Colitis: Should I Have Surgery?

    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. 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.

    10. 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.

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