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Ulcerative Colitis

Ulcerative colitis is a disease characterized by chronic inflammation of the colon (large intestine) accompanied in severe cases by ulcers in the lining of the colon. This section will help you better understand your disease and how it is treated.

What is ulcerative colitis?

What causes ulcerative colitis?

What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

How is ulcerative colitis treated?

What about surgery for ulcerative colitis?

What is the role of dietary factors in ulcerative colitis?

What are the implications for fertility and pregnancy?

What is the clinical course and long-term complications of ulcerative colitis?


Contact Information

Inflammatory Bowel Disease Program
Digestive Disease Center
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
330 Brookline Avenue
Boston, MA 02215