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Parenting

Tips for Parents of Kids With Ulcerative Colitis

After your child is diagnosed with IBD, you may feel guilty. But it’s not your fault. Here’s how to support them.

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Myths

5 Myths About Small Bowel Obstructions

Having been an inflammatory bowel disease patient for years, Jackie thought she’d seen it all. Then she was hospitalized with an obstruction. Here’s what she learned.

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Complications

The Crohn’s Complication You Need to Know About: Short Bowel Syndrome

Between 10,000 and 20,000 Americans are living with short bowel syndrome. Here's what you should know.

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Treatment

10 Ways to Help Manage IBD Without Drugs

Medication can be super effective in helping treat Crohn’s and ulcerative colitis, but sometimes, other therapies can be used alongside drugs to help even more.

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Treatment

The Insider’s Guide to Using Suppositories

Take it from someone who knows — although it can seem unpleasant, these tips can help you learn how to handle using suppositories for ulcerative colitis or Crohn’s.

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Complications

8 Ways Ulcerative Colitis May Affect Pregnancy

Planning a pregnancy with ulcerative colitis? Here are some things you should know to better prepare.

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Complications

The Link Between UC and Anemia

People with ulcerative colitis and other forms of IBD often struggle with anemia due to blood loss. What’s the best way to treat it?

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Doctor & Patient

How to Find an Ulcerative Colitis Specialist

Looking for a gastroenterologist (GI)? Here’s how to find one who’s a perfect match for you and your needs.

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Symptoms

'Is This Normal?' When to See a Doctor With UC

When you have ulcerative colitis, you’re bound to experience a variety of unpleasant symptoms. But how do you know when something is severe enough to go to the doctor or even the ER?

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Diagnosis

10 Questions to Ask Your GI About Ulcerative Colitis

Just diagnosed with UC or trying to learn more about your condition? Take this list of questions with you to your doctor.