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Dr. Daniel Para
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What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

IBD: Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs and symptoms of uc. ...Read more

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Dr. Kirpal Singh
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How does ulceros colitis kill someone?

Many ways : If it's not treated, u can have diarrhea, loss of fluid and electrolytes and poor nutrion. All of these deficiencies can lead to body shut down over time. In an emergent fashion, colon can become very distended (dilate) and start to die (toxic mega colon). This release toxins into ur system causung body to shut down. This is an emergency and needs surgery to survive. ...Read more

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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

You need to keep following up to try to prevent cancer. ...See more

Dr. Jason Hemming
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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools. ...Read more

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Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

Keep up with what's new.There are some exciting new treatments on the horizon. Read ; ask your doc! ...See more

Dr. Rafael Lugo
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Dr. Mark Pack
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Dr. Andrea Brand
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

Manage stress, don't smoke, avoid dairy products, spicy and greasy food. Risk of cancer, so see doc. ...See more

Dr. Andrea Brand
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How do you diagnose colitis?

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

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