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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the rectum and colon. It is one of a group of diseases called inflammatory bowel disease.

UC can happen at any age, but it usually starts between the ages of 15 and 30. It tends to run in families. The most common symptoms are pain in the abdomen and blood or pus in diarrhea. Other symptoms may include:

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  1. Ulcerative Colitis (National Library of Medicine)  
    Ulcerative colitis (UC) is a disease that causes inflammation and sores, called ulcers, in the lining of the ...
  2. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disorder that affects the digestive system. This condition is characterized by abnormal inflammation of the inner surface (epithelium) ...
  3. Ulcerative colitis is a condition in which the lining of the large intestine (colon) and rectum become inflamed. ... The cause of ulcerative colitis is unknown. People with this condition have problems with their immune system. However, it is not clear if immune ...
  4. You were in the hospital to treat ulcerative colitis. This is a swelling (inflammation) of the inner lining of your colon and rectum (also called your large intestine). This article tells you ...
  5. ... child was in the hospital because they have ulcerative colitis (UC). This is swelling of the inner lining ... likely have long breaks between flare-ups of ulcerative colitis .
  6. Surgery for Ulcerative Colitis (Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America)  
    Living with a chronic illness like ulcerative colitis often means several approaches to treatment. This can include medication, dietary modifications, nutritional supplementation, and even surgery.
  7. Ulcerative colitis is categorized according to location: Proctitis involves only the rectum Proctosigmoiditis affects the rectum and sigmoid ...
  8. ... in people with an inflamed colon due to: Ulcerative colitis , or Crohn disease that is not well controlled ... Treating diseases that cause toxic megacolon, such as ulcerative colitis or Crohn disease, can prevent this condition.
  9. ... as polyps or colon cancer Inflammatory bowel disease ( ulcerative colitis and Crohn disease ) Screening for colorectal cancer ... swollen and inflamed intestine) due to Crohn disease , ulcerative colitis , infection, or lack of blood flow Small growths ...
  10. Ulcerative Colitis From the National Institutes of Health (National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases)  
    Learn about the symptoms and treatment of ulcerative colitis, a chronic disease that causes inflammation and ulcers on the inner lining of the large intestine.
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