8 Myths About Ulcerative Colitis
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Don't Be Fooled by These UC Myths.

When you have ulcerative colitis (UC), you may feel as if you're all alone with the problem. In fact, half a million Americans have UC, according to the American College of Gastroenterology. Yet many people still don't know much about the disease. How many of these myths have you fallen for?

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