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Ulcerative Colitis

You have been diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Ulcerative colitis is inflammation that occurs in the rectum and colon. It is a form of Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD). No one knows what causes IBD, but the symptoms can be treated and people with IBD can lead full, active lives.

Home Care:

  • Follow the diet that was prescribed for you by your doctor.

  • Avoid any foods that make your symptoms worse. These foods vary from person to person.

  • Keep a diary of foods that disagree with you, and share this information with your doctor or nutritionist.

  • Take your medications as directed.

Follow Up

with your doctor or as advised by our staff. Report any unintended weight loss over 10 pounds over 3-6 months to your doctor.

Get Prompt Medical Attention

if any of the following occur:

  • Bleeding from your rectum

  • Frequent diarrhea or abdominal pain not controlled by your medicine

  • Bloody diarrhea

  • Fever of 100.4ºF (38ºC) or higher, or as directed by your healthcare provider

  • Persistent nausea or repeated vomiting


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