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are there any natural remedies for toxic megacolon

A 28-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
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 years experience Pediatrics
No. (can be fatal): Toxic megacolon can be fatal. Hospitalization and treatment is needed. The large intestine, already stressed by inflammatory bowel disease or infectio ... Read More
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A member asked:
Dr. Carlo Hatem
25 years experience Pulmonary Critical Care
Absolutely: It has to resolve otherwise surgery is critical before the colon ruptures and you go into shock.
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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
Dr. Troy Reyna
44 years experience Pediatric Surgery
Rarely: Toxic megacolon in children is more likely associated with ulcerative colitis rather than crohn's. Oftentimes the difference between crohn's and uc ar ... Read More
A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
36 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 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Kwok
33 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 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
56 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 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jay Park
Dr. Jay Park answered
50 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 27-year-old male asked:
Dr. Laura Anissian
21 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 21-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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