A 40-year-old member asked:
do symptoms like ulcerative colitis go away quickly?
1 doctor answer
Dr. Charles Cattano answered
38 years experience Gastroenterology
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. It is a disease that can be controlled with medicine, or eliminated by surgically removing the colon. Between flares of inflammation, the patient generally feels well without impairment of activity or diet.
Answered on Oct 3, 2016
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