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How Well Do You Understand Ulcerative Colitis?

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Question 1 of 9

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

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

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.

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

Question 4 of 9

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

  • AImmunomodulators
  • BCorticosteroids
  • CAminosalicylates
  • DBiologics
  • EStimulants

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.

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

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

Question 8 of 9

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

  • ATrue
  • BFalse

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
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