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Ulcerative Colitis News

  • What to know about ulcerative colitis and cancer
    on May 21, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) causes inflammation in the digestive system. This may increase the risk of certain cancers. Learn more about the link between UC and cancer, as well as when to see a doctor and how to reduce the risk of cancer, here. […]

  • Ulcerative colitis: Does drinking alcohol make it worse?
    on May 17, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation in the digestive system. Alcohol may cause the condition to become worse. Learn more about the links between ulcerative colitis and alcohol here. […]

  • What to know about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy
    on May 15, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Ulcerative colitis causes inflammation of parts of the digestive system. It is possible for women with ulcerative colitis to get pregnant, have a healthy pregnancy, and give birth safely. Learn more about ulcerative colitis and pregnancy here. […]

  • What to know about black stool
    on May 3, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    The causes of black stool usually include colitis, stomach ulcers, and certain foods. Treatment depends on the cause. Learn more about black stool, and when to see a doctor, here. […]

  • What to know about diarrhea during pregnancy
    on April 12, 2019 at 12:00 am

    Diarrhea can affect anyone, including women who are pregnant. Causes during pregnancy can include hormonal changes, bowel infections, and underlying bowel disorders. Learn more about the causes and treatment of diarrhea during pregnancy here. […]

  • Why does my stool smell foul?
    on April 11, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Foul-smelling stool can have a variety of causes, from milk allergies to chronic pancreatitis. This article looks at eight reasons why a person's stool might smell particularly bad, as well as diagnosis, treatment, and when to see a doctor. […]

  • Ulcerative colitis medications and other options
    on March 30, 2019 at 2:00 am

    Ulcerative colitis medications include corticosteroids and immunomodulators. Other medical and natural treatments, such as surgery or nutrition, may also help. Learn more here. […]

  • Rectal pressure: Causes and when to see a doctor
    on March 28, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Rectal pressure is a common symptom of a variety of problems, from constipation to ulcerative colitis. Learn more about the causes and possible treatments here. […]

  • What to know about smoking and ulcerative colitis
    on March 25, 2019 at 7:00 pm

    Smoking has links to major health issues, but nicotine replacement products may help with ulcerative colitis. Some studies suggest that nicotine can ease symptoms in some people. Learn more here. […]

  • What are the facts of Crohn's disease?
    on March 5, 2019 at 6:00 pm

    Crohn’s disease is a chronic condition that causes inflammation along the digestive tract. Here, we discuss Crohn’s disease facts, including causes, risk factors, prevalence, treatment options, and costs. We also describe the differences between Crohn’s and some other digestive disorders. […]

  • Crohn's disease and joint pain
    on January 21, 2019 at 10:00 pm

    Crohn’s disease causes joint pain in some people, as well as its typical gastrointestinal symptoms. Treatment for joint pain in people with Crohn’s depends on the type and severity of the pain. Learn more here. […]

  • Risks of leaving ulcerative colitis untreated
    on January 18, 2019 at 9:00 pm

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can vary in severity. If people leave it untreated, symptoms can gradually get worse and may become more difficult to treat in the future. Treatment also reduces the risk of serious complications. Learn more here. […]

  • Differences between Enbrel and Humira
    on November 13, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Enbrel and Humira are medications that doctors prescribe to treat rheumatoid arthritis and other conditions. Both help lower inflammation in the joints and are similar, regarding their available forms, storage, and costs. Learn more about Enbrel and Humira, and which might be the most appropriate, here. […]

  • What can cause a change in bowel habits?
    on October 26, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Changes in bowel habits are often temporary and harmless. However, severe or long-lasting changes can indicate more serious health issues. Learn more here. […]

  • Ulcerative colitis stool: A visual guide
    on October 24, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease that can cause a variety of stool changes. Learn about the symptoms and possible treatment options in this article. […]

  • What's the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain?
    on October 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a form of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). In addition to gastrointestinal symptoms, some people with UC experience joint pain. Joint pain usually occurs with flare-ups and disappears during remission. Learn more about the link between ulcerative colitis and joint pain here. […]

  • Can ulcerative colitis be fatal?
    on October 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Doctors do not usually consider ulcerative colitis (UC) to be a life-threatening condition, but it may increase a person’s risk of some serious complications. Learn more here. […]

  • Surgery for ulcerative colitis: What to know
    on October 16, 2018 at 5:00 pm

    Sometimes, medications for ulcerative colitis do not adequately control the symptoms, and a person may need surgery. Learn about the types of procedure and what to expect. […]

  • Ulcerative colitis remission: What to know
    on October 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    People with ulcerative colitis may experience flare-ups, times when symptoms are more prominent, between periods of remission, when symptoms lessen or disappear. The goal of treatment is to keep ulcerative colitis in remission. In this article, we look at what remission is and how to prevent symptoms. […]

  • What to know about ulcerative colitis in children
    on October 15, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    While ulcerative colitis is more common in those between the ages of 15 and 30 years old, it can also occur in children. Learn about the symptoms, risk factors, and treatments. […]

  • Ileostomy: Everything you need to know
    on October 2, 2018 at 8:00 pm

    In an ileostomy, a surgeon connects the lower part of the small intestine to an opening in the wall of the abdomen. This procedure allows stool to exit the body without passing through damaged portions of the bowel. Here, we describe ileostomy surgery, including preparation, recovery, and lifestyle adjustments. […]

  • What to know about Ally's Law
    on September 14, 2018 at 9:00 pm

    Ally’s Law, or the Restroom Access Act, allows people with certain medical conditions to access a restroom if they have an urgent need to use one. These conditions include types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), such as Crohn’s disease. Learn more about the history of Ally’s Law, where it applies, and how to use it. […]

  • Can dietary changes help with microscopic colitis?
    on September 10, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    Microscopic colitis (MC) is an inflammation of the bowel lining that causes recurrent diarrhea and abdominal pain. Doctors can often successfully treat MC using medication. However, some people with MC may benefit from trying probiotics or avoiding foods containing lactose, gluten, and caffeine. Learn more here. […]

  • What are gastric and duodenal ulcers?
    on August 23, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Gastric and duodenal ulcers are types of peptic ulcer. They affect different parts of the digestive tract, but both can cause pain and discomfort, and serious complications if they are left untreated. Possible causes include bacterial infection, too much stomach acid, and certain medications. Learn more here. […]

  • Ten ways to relieve stomach ulcers at home
    on August 10, 2018 at 7:00 pm

    Ulcers can occur in many places, including in the stomach. These are called stomach or peptic ulcers. People can try home remedies to relieve the symptoms of ulcers, speed up their healing time, and reduce bacteria that cause ulcers. Here, we talk about ten evidence-based ulcer remedies that you can try at home. […]


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