8 Famous People With Ulcerative Colitis


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Amy Brenneman

Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis during her second pregnancy, Emmy-winning actress Brenneman tried to do everything she could to relieve her symptoms. She watched her diet, used various medications, and even tried acupuncture, herbs, and supplements. Nothing seemed to do the trick.

In 2010, she had surgery to remove her colon.

Brenneman, who played the title character in the CBS drama Judging Amy and currently portrays psychiatrist Violet Turner in ABC's Private Practice, says she's healthy now.

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