Posted 12/18/2007 1:20 AM (GMT -6)
I am currently considering surgery, and from talking with my GI, I asked him if surgery would truly "cure" my UC as I've read so many times. He said yes, and no. He said my colon symptoms would be gone, but the risk of the extra complications that could ptotentially come with UC would not necessarily go away ie: the risk of arthrits, iritis, ankylosing spondylosis. So, it sounds like your arthritis may still be caused by the dreaded UC.