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Illness & Conditions Ulcerative Colitis 10/08/2012
Ulcerative Colitis Topic Contents Topic Overview Health Tools  Cause Symptoms What Happens What Increases Your Risk When To Call a Doctor Exams and Tests Treatment Overview Prevention Home Treatment Medications Surgery Other Treatment Other Places To Get Help Related Information References Credits Ulcerative Colitis Topic Overview Is this topic for you? Ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease are the most common types of inflammatory bowel disease .
Illness & Conditions Ulcerative Colitis 
Illness & Conditions Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract 10/08/2012
Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Ulcerative Colitis: Problems Outside the Digestive Tract Topic Overview Complications of ulcerative colitis can include: 1 Arthritis, in 5 to 20 out of 100 people. Some people develop colitis-related arthritis, which may resemble rheumatoid arthritis .
Illness & Conditions Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed 10/08/2012
Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Ulcerative Colitis: When Surgery Is Needed Topic Overview Surgery is likely to be needed for ulcerative colitis when: Medicines and nutritional therapy have failed to manage severe symptoms. Toxic megacolon does not respond to medical treatment within 4 days (or sooner in some cases). Holes develop in the large intestine (perforation).
Illness & Conditions Ulipristal for Emergency Contraception 05/04/2012
Illness & Conditions Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome 10/11/2012
Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Ulnar Tunnel Syndrome Topic Overview Ulnar tunnel syndrome is caused by pressure on the ulnar nerve at the wrist. This nerve is found on the pinkie-finger side of the wrist. Overuse or repetitive use of your hands or wrist may cause swelling or thickening of the tissues close to the ulnar nerve. Swelling from a ganglion can also affect the ulnar nerve.
Illness & Conditions Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Biopsy or Injection 03/29/2011
Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Biopsy or Injection Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Ultrasound Needle Guidance for Biopsy or Injection Topic Overview Ultrasound uses reflected sound waves to produce an image of organs and other structures in the body. This technology can help doctors pinpoint the location of tissue for testing or treatment. For example, ultrasound can be used to help guide the placement of a needle or other instrument during a biopsy.
Illness & Conditions Ultraviolet Rays From the Sun 09/01/2011
Ultraviolet Rays From the Sun Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Ultraviolet Rays From the Sun Topic Overview The sunlight that reaches the earth has ultraviolet A and ultraviolet B (UVA and UVB) rays. These ultraviolet rays are the main causes of damage to the skin from the sun. UVA and UVB rays affect the skin's sensitivity to sun exposure in different ways. UVA: Can pass through window glass. Is not affected by a change in altitude or weather.
Illness & Conditions Umbilical Cord Blood Banking 11/02/2011
Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information Credits Umbilical Cord Blood Banking Topic Overview Umbilical cord blood contains stem cells, immature cells that can grow into many other types of cells. Stem cells are now used to treat a limited number of conditions, such as a sibling's leukemia . They may someday be grown and used to treat many chronic diseases.
Illness & Conditions Umbilical Cord Care 01/10/2013
Umbilical Cord Care Topic Contents Topic Overview Related Information References Credits Umbilical Cord Care Topic Overview After the umbilical cord is cut at birth, a stump of tissue remains attached to your baby's belly button (navel). The stump gradually dries and shrivels until it falls off, usually 1 to 2 weeks after birth. It is important that you keep the umbilical cord stump and surrounding skin clean and dry. This basic care helps prevent infection.
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