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What happens if ulcerative colitis is untreated ?
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Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Family Medicine
3 doctors agree
In brief: Many bad things.
Untreated ulcerative colitis (uc) can cause diarrhea, bleeding and anemia, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, abdominal pain, colon cancer, and death.

In brief: Many bad things.
Untreated ulcerative colitis (uc) can cause diarrhea, bleeding and anemia, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, abdominal pain, colon cancer, and death.
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
In brief: Could be bad
Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune attack on the colon.
The lining gets inflammed, infection is common, digestion is disturbed, bleeding is common, and the sufferer never wants to be more than 30 seconds away from a bathroom. If untreated the colon can perforate or the body become so sickly that death is possible. This condition usually can be treated and should be cared for by a GI specialist.

In brief: Could be bad
Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune attack on the colon.
The lining gets inflammed, infection is common, digestion is disturbed, bleeding is common, and the sufferer never wants to be more than 30 seconds away from a bathroom. If untreated the colon can perforate or the body become so sickly that death is possible. This condition usually can be treated and should be cared for by a GI specialist.
Dr. Richard Bensinger
Dr. Richard Bensinger
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