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Does ulcerative colitis (UC) require surgery?

Ulcerative colitis (UC) requires surgery if severe. Removal of the entire large intestine is considered curative in most cases. It may be indicated if multiple medications have been tried and symptoms are not well controlled, or if on colonoscopy tumor-like changes are seen.

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