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People diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are they prone to othe bowel problems such as diverticulitis?

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Dr. Arthur Heller
Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology
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Not more prone than the next individual.
Are more prone to colon cancer-risk increases with duration of and extent of disease.Will need more frequent surveillance colonoscopies than other folks.

In brief: Separate issue

Not more prone than the next individual.
Are more prone to colon cancer-risk increases with duration of and extent of disease.Will need more frequent surveillance colonoscopies than other folks.
Dr. Arthur Heller
Dr. Arthur Heller
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Dr. Jan Rakinic
Surgery - Colorectal

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People with uc are at higher risk for colorectal cancer- this is due to the chronic inflammation of the bowel lining.
Diverticulitis is rarely seen in uc. Occasionally, someone with colonic crohn's disease will also have colon diverticula noted, but it is controversial whether someone with crohn's colitis can have diverticulitis distinct from the crohn's.

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People with uc are at higher risk for colorectal cancer- this is due to the chronic inflammation of the bowel lining.
Diverticulitis is rarely seen in uc. Occasionally, someone with colonic crohn's disease will also have colon diverticula noted, but it is controversial whether someone with crohn's colitis can have diverticulitis distinct from the crohn's.
Dr. Jan Rakinic
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