Medicines and nutritional therapy have failed to
manage severe symptoms.
does not respond to medical treatment within 4 days (or sooner in some cases).
Holes develop in the large intestine
You have colon cancer, a significantly increased
risk of cancer (detected by
biopsies), or a narrowing in the intestine that cannot
be distinguished from cancer, even if you do not have symptoms of active
Severe, disabling complications occur outside the colon.
But many complications do not respond to surgery.
requires ongoing blood transfusions.
Slow growth or other serious
complications occur in children.
People may choose to have surgery to improve their quality of
life, cure ulcerative colitis, or prevent the possibility of colon
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