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10 Terms to Help You Understand Ulcerative Colitis

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Ulcerative Colitis


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Inflammatory Bowel Disease


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Ulcers


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Pancolitis


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Stenosis


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Dysplasia


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Occult Blood


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Ulcerative Proctitis


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Tenesmus


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Bowel Obstruction


Sheila M. Eldred

Sheila M. Eldred

@milepostmedia

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.