A 47-year-old member asked:
what is ulcerative colitis?
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Dr. Jason Boardman answered
24 years experience General Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and can lead to colon cancer. The disease requires treatment with medication and can also end up needing to be treated with surgery.
Answered on Mar 26, 2019
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