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I heard that when people get older ulcerative colitis' symptoms might be disappeared. is that true? or the duration of remission becomes longer? thank

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Dr. Philip Miller
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Untrue: condition varies from patient to patient in regard to duration, severity and age. Consult a GI expert.
Dr. Arie Pelta
Colon and Rectal Surgery 20 years experience
UC: No one grows out of ulcerative colitis As one gets older and has UC longer the risk of colorectal cancer increases

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