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10 Terms to Help You Understand Ulcerative Colitis

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Small intestine anatomy of a woman.
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Ulcerative colitis


Anatomy of the human digestive system.
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Inflammatory bowel disease


Man with stomach pain.
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Ulcers


Woman grimacing in bed with severe stomach pain.
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Pancolitis


Doctor talking to patient lying on exam table about her adominal pain.
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Stenosis


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Dysplasia


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Occult blood


Doctor talking to a patient.
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Ulcerative proctitis


Opening the door to a bathroom.
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Tenesmus


Man holding toilet paper roll in bathroom.
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Bowel obstruction


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

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Sheila Mulrooney Eldred is a graduate of Columbia’s School of Journalism and a former newspaper reporter. As a freelance health journalist, she writes about everything from deadly diseases to elite athletes, including superbugs, opioids, ticks, and laughter yoga. Her stories have appeared in The New York Times, Nature, FiveThirtyEight, Pacific Standard, STAT News, and other publications. In her spare time, she and her family love running, cross-country skiing, and mountain biking in Minneapolis.