How Well Do You Understand Ulcerative Colitis?

M.A., Health Writer

Question 1 of 9

Ulcerative colitis (UC) can affect the entire gastrointestinal (GI) tract.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 2 of 9

Which of these answers does not accurately describe ulcerative colitis?

AIt is chronic and long-lasting.
BIt causes inflammation, which means irritation or swelling.
CIt is a curable condition.
DIt causes sores or ulcers on the inner lining of the large bowel.
AIt is chronic and long-lasting.
BIt causes inflammation, which means irritation or swelling.
CIt is a curable condition.
DIt causes sores or ulcers on the inner lining of the large bowel.
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Question 3 of 9

Symptoms of UC may start with which of these?

ABlood in the stool
BMucous in the stool
CUrgent need to have a bowel movement — sometimes not being able to have one
DMild cramps in the lower abdomen
EAll of the above
ABlood in the stool
BMucous in the stool
CUrgent need to have a bowel movement — sometimes not being able to have one
DMild cramps in the lower abdomen
EAll of the above
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Question 4 of 9

Which of these types of medication types are NOT commonly prescribed for ulcerative colitis treatment?

AImmunomodulators
BCorticosteroids
CAminosalicylates
DBiologics
EStimulants
AImmunomodulators
BCorticosteroids
CAminosalicylates
DBiologics
EStimulants
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Question 5 of 9

Changes in diet may help reduce symptoms of ulcerative colitis. But which of these is not usually recommended?

AEat smaller meals more frequently.
BAvoid caffeine in drinks, along with alcohol and fruit juice.
CReduce fiber.
DEat more dairy products.
EReduce consumption of red meat.
AEat smaller meals more frequently.
BAvoid caffeine in drinks, along with alcohol and fruit juice.
CReduce fiber.
DEat more dairy products.
EReduce consumption of red meat.
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Question 6 of 9

If your doctor recommends surgery for treatment of ulcerative colitis, it will be which of these? (There are multiple answers.)

AProctocolectomy and ileoanal reservoir
BColonoscopy
CProctocolectomy and ileostomy
DNone of the above
AProctocolectomy and ileoanal reservoir
BColonoscopy
CProctocolectomy and ileostomy
DNone of the above
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Question 7 of 9

The most common age(s) to develop ulcerative colitis is (are):

Aover age 60
Byounger than age 7
Cbetween 15 and 30
Dbetween 45 and 55
Aover age 60
Byounger than age 7
Cbetween 15 and 30
Dbetween 45 and 55
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Question 8 of 9

Women are more likely to develop colon cancer if they have ulcerative colitis.

ATrue
BFalse
ATrue
BFalse
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Question 9 of 9

Blood tests are frequently used to help diagnose ulcerative colitis. Which of these blood tests would not be used? Blood tests to detect…

AInflammation
BReduced albumin levels — a protein made by the liver
CAnemia or low levels of red blood cells
DHigh blood glucose level
AInflammation
BReduced albumin levels — a protein made by the liver
CAnemia or low levels of red blood cells
DHigh blood glucose level
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