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A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools.
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A 37-year-old female asked:
Dr. You Sung Sang
30 years experience Gastroenterology
Yes: Given your strong family history of ibd, you should definitively have a colonoscopy. Although a majority of the sedatives used during colonoscopy are ... Read More
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Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Start with labs: I would start with blood and stools tests that are very good at detecting chronic inflammation. Also they can rule out infection. If your lab work sug ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Laurence Badgley
52 years experience General Practice
UC: Question as to which is more serious, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, misses the point that these are different intensities of disorder along a sp ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jarrod Kaufman
28 years experience General Surgery
Colitis: These two forms of GI disease can sometimes have overlap but also have many areas that they are different. Best to discuss with your GI md and or s ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
17 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Takes time: It is actually rather common for UC patients to find out they actually have crohns. Maybe up to 10% have this problem. This takes time--maybe even yea ... Read More
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A 28-year-old male asked:
Dr. Diane Minich
36 years experience Family Medicine
Colonoscopy: Should be able to tell this also.
A 36-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
First you: have to get the correct diagnosis. All of the above mentioned maladies are treated differently and have different prognoses. See a GI doctor or Colon ... Read More
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Apples and oranges: Ibs: irritable bowel syndrome is not inflammation. Anatomy normal, but functional abnormality. Can occur after a GI infection.Sx occur on and off. Uc ... Read More
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A 25-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
43 years experience Pathology
I don't believe it: Studies of epidemiology are fraught with pitfalls; the most recent work that I've seen seems to discredit any link at all. Accutane is powerful medici ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Happens: But fortunately not too often. That's why it is so very important to do ones best to exclude crohn's before surgery.
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