Ulcerative Colitis - children - discharge

UC - children; Inflammatory bowel disease in children - UC; Ulcerative proctitis - children; Colitis in children - UC

Your child was in the hospital because he has ulcerative colitis (UC). This is swelling of the inner lining of the colon and rectum (large intestine). It damages the lining, causing it to bleed or ooze mucus or pus.

Your child probably received fluids through an intravenous (IV) tube in his vein. They may have received:

  • A blood transfusion
  • Nutrition through a feeding tube or IV
  • Medicines to help stop diarrhea

Your child may have been given medicines to reduce swelling, prevent or fight infection, or help the immune system.

Your child may have had surgery, such as:

What to Expect at Home

Your Child's Diet

Managing Stress

Medicines

Follow-up

When to Call the Doctor