Ulcerative Colitis

Learn about ulcerative colitis (UC) causes, symptoms, and treatments, and read stories and tips from patients who've been there.

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10 Myths About Living With Ulcerative Colitis

With so much information out there about UC, online and off, it’s hard to separate fact from fiction.

By Mandy Morgan

Diets I’ve Tried With Ulcerative Colitis

Mandy shares her UC diet journey, including the diets and nutrition plans that have (and haven’t) worked for her.

By Mandy Morgan

How to Talk to Your Child About Their IBD

Has your child been diagnosed with Crohn’s or ulcerative colitis? These tips can help you discuss it with them in an age-appropriate way.

By Jennifer Mitchell Rackley

How to Make 'SMART' Goals for IBD

“Achieve remission” is a common goal, but it can be daunting because of how broad it is. Learn how to break it down here.

By Mandy Morgan

How to Choose Effective Birth Control After Bowel Surgery

Learn about options for contraception post-bowel surgery, from IUDs and shots to patches and rings.

By Jackie Zimmerman

What You Should Know About Ulcerative Colitis and Eye Health

Your UC can also create inflammation in the eyes that can to uveitis, iritis, episcleritis, and dry eye. Learn what to watch for.

By Malaika Hill

A Patient's Reaction to New Ulcerative Colitis Research

A woman living with UC reacts to recent survey results about what it’s like to live with the condition.

By Mandy Morgan

Sex and Ulcerative Colitis

No matter how badly my boyfriend and I want to have sex, UC has securely fastened her chastity belt and is holding up a big stop sign.

By Mandy Morgan

Ulcerative Colitis: Setting Personal Goals

Don’t get so caught up in the pressure of everyone’s new year goals that you forget to set the right ones that help your UC.

By Mandy Morgan

Managing Your Period With a J-Pouch

J-pouches share ‘real estate’ in the pelvic area with your uterus, which can complicate periods even more.

By Jackie Zimmerman