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How does it work? J-pouch for ulcerative colitis

Posted: May 18 2021

 By Jenna Fletcher Many people with UC never need surgery. However, up to one-third of people who have been living with the condition for 30 years may require surgery. This article explains how J-pouch surgery works, what to expect after the procedure, and the benefits and risks. What is a J-pouch, and how does it work? J-pouch surgery […]

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Breaking the silence ahead of World IBD Day

Posted: May 5 2021

By Amanda Pedersen “You’re too young to be that sick.” That is what my former gastroenterologist said to me when I was first diagnosed with ulcerative colitis sometime around 2000. It was a confusing thing to hear, because despite being 19 years old at the time, I was that sick. Like Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) […]

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9 Things to know before j-pouch surgery for ulcerative colitis

Posted: April 19 2021

By Natasha Lavender. Living with ulcerative colitis can make your life unpredictable, since you never know when or if diarrhea, fatigue, or abdominal pain will take over your day. You may even be considering having J-pouch surgery, an operation that allows you to eliminate stool after having your colon and large intestine removed. People with ulcerative colitis may […]

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Surgery to heal inflamed gut may create new target for disease

Posted: February 4 2021

A surgical procedure meant to counter ulcerative colitis, an immune disease affecting the colon, may trigger a second immune system attack, a new study shows. The study results revolve around the immune system, the cells and proteins that destroy invading bacteria and viruses. Activating it brings about inflammation, responses like swelling and pain that result from […]

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