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Were you looking for information about Ulcerative Colitis? Ulcertive colitis is a common misspelling of ulcerative colitis.
 
As a type of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis can cause symptoms such as rectal bleeding, diarrhea, and urgency to have a bowel movement. The condition can be hard to diagnose, because its symptoms are similar to those of other intestinal disorders -- in particular, Crohn's disease.
 
Surgery is the only cure for ulcerative colitis. In cases where surgery is not necessarily warranted (for example, if symptoms are mild), lifestyle changes, dietary changes, and medications can help. The condition does require lifelong monitoring for potential complications.
 
(Click Ulcerative Colitis to read the complete eMedTV article, which discusses symptoms, the diagnostic process, treatment options, and how some people with the condition may have a significantly higher-than-normal risk of developing colon cancer. You can also click any of the links in the box to the right for specific information.)
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