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are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon

A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Yes: I am sure there are natural remedies for this condition. Like anything else you need an evaluation by an experienced practitioner. A homeopath or trad ... Read More

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Dr. Carlo Hatem
24 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Absolutely: It has to resolve otherwise surgery is critical before the colon ruptures and you go into shock.
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Uncertain: The percentage of inflammatory bowel patients (ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease) who get toxic megacolon is not known. Around 1990, some estimat ... Read More
A 36-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Non function colon: Toxic megacolon can be the end result of many conditions. Most common would be a severe acute attack of ulcerative colites or c. Diff colites causing ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
Call Dr. or go to ER: Toxic megacolon is a serious problem. Parents need to contact the primary care doctor or gastro-intestinal specialist. Hospitalization and treatment i ... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
32 years experience Pediatrics
C. difficile, etc...: The micro-organism (bacteria) that can be involved in toxic megacolon is more often clostridium difficile. Occasionally, bacteria such as salmonella, ... Read More
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Toxic megacolon: This is a clinical syndrome that may be caused by many different inflammatory conditions. These days the most common infection may be clostridium dif ... Read More
A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
49 years experience Pediatrics
Yes: Toxic megacolon is a potentially fatal complication of inflammatory bowel disease, ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease.
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
20 years experience Internal Medicine
Not recommend: I would not recommend this, for reasons you mentioned. It has constipating effect, and in essence, you want to get the stool out... I would try advil ... Read More
A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
No: People with toxic megacolon are hospitalized, very sick, at risk of death, and not walking around passing stools and gas daily.
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