Proctocolectomy is removal of the entire colon, including the lower part of the rectum and the sphincter muscles that control bowel movements. It can achieve a complete cure, but it is a last resort.
Ileostomy. In some proctocolectomies, the surgeon creates an opening in the abdominal wall (called a stoma) to allow passage of waste material. This part of the procedure is referred to as an ileostomy, and the stoma is created in the lower right corner...Read more
Last month we talked with Lou Ann about her daughter's UC. This is a little bit about some of the Monica's dietary struggles and some of... Read more »
Ten years ago when I was finally diagnosed with UC I was given Asacol, a 5-ASA drug, to get the inflammation in my colon under control.... Read more »
I am a 28 year old male who has been experiencing bloody diarrhea for the past few weeks. I went to my primary doctor who performed a... Read more »