Basics, Symptoms & Causes

Get an overview of ulcerative colitis. Learn how ulcerative colitis is diagnosed, what the symptoms are and more.

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What is ulcerative colitis

What is Ulcerative Colitis?

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Many people pay no mind to the digestive process; they eat their food, go about their day, eat sleep and repeat. But fo...

Symptoms of ulcerative colitis

Symptoms of Ulcerative Colitis

The symptoms of ulcerative colitis can vary from person to person, depending on the severity of inflammation and specifically where the inflammatio...

Diagnosing ulcerative colitis

Diagnosing Ulcerative Colitis

Making an accurate diagnosis of ulcerative colitis often requires ruling out other possible causes (such as infection, Crohn’s disease, diverticuli...

Dr. Brian Bressler

Ibs vs ibd crohn s and colitis

IBS vs IBD (Crohn's and Colitis)

Irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) can have very similar symptoms to inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), which can make it a challenge to underst...

Contacting and interacting with your gastroenterologist

Contacting and Interacting with Your Gastroenterologist

A diagnosis of IBD is a major life change that can trigger feelings of fear, panic and anger. On top of dealing with these emotions, symptoms like ...

Why hasn t a cure been found for crohn s disease or ulcerative colitis

Why Hasn't a Cure Been Found for Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis?

When people talk about a Crohn’s disease cure or an ulcerative colitis cure, they are typically implying that they want a medication, surgical proc...

Dr. Nancy Fu

Are your medications working

Are Your Medications Working?

How do you know if the medication you're using is working? One of the issues is that medications have different times for them to start work...

When can i stop taking my medications for crohn s disease or ulcerative colitis

When can I stop taking my medications for Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Without a doubt one of the most common questions from patients with Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis is "when can I stop taking these ...

Are your colitis medications working

Are Your Colitis Medications Working?

How do you know if the medication you're using is working? One of the issues is that medications have different times for them to start wo...

You should ask your doctor these questions if you have crohn s disease or ulcerative colitis

You Should Ask Your Doctor These Questions if You Have Crohn's Disease or Ulcerative Colitis

Also see: General Questions For My Doctor About UC (PDF). When going to see your doctor to talk about your Crohn's or colitis, there are a ...

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