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A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience in General Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, ... Read More

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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Management/surgery: Ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. It is a lot of work focusing on normalizing bowel movements (2 soft daily), avoiding irritants (they vary ... Read More
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A 72-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Only rarely: Rarely severe untreated ulcerative colitis could result in significant blood loss, severe colitis infection, or a severe toxic megacolon problem. Thes ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience in General Surgery
Several : There are several new agents such as remicaid that may be used. Surgery is also a good option for ulcerative colitis. Fecal transplant has also been r ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience in Bariatrics
No: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease the cause of which is unclear. Diverticulitis is caused by inflamed little orchestra on the wall of the ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious. It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
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A 34-year-old female asked:
Dr. Barry Rosen
33 years experience in General Surgery
Early vs. Late: Acute diverticulitis is associated with swelling of the colon that may create a temporary partial blockage of the colon. Therefore, we often advocate ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Humaira Hashmi
23 years experience in Gastroenterology
Diet IBD: Best is to avoid seeds such as sunflower seeds etc. you should also avoid a lot of fiber as well. Fish oil , omega three and flax seed oil is usually ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience in Integrative Medicine
Causativefactor same: Ibs does not lead to ibd - interesting new observations that suggest that some of the factors causing IBS and ibd(crohn's and colitis) may be similar ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Addagada Rao
55 years experience in General Surgery
If you think, yes: There are so many herbal medicines , if you believe will help you , take by all means, but do not discontinue proven traditional medicine, consider ... Read More
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A 50-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anne Phelan-adams
Specializes in Family Medicine
Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damagi ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience in Rheumatology
Asacol (mesalamine): Asacol (mesalamine) is a good benign drug for ulcerative colitis of the large bowel. I would use sulfasalazine for small intestinal disease, or regio ... Read More
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A 30-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Rothman
34 years experience in Internal Medicine
Avoid Toxic foods: Avoid sugars, fried foods, vegatable oils like canola & soy, meats that are cured wth nitrates & nitrites, aspartame, splenda, partially hydrogenated ... Read More
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A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience in General Surgery
Colitis: There are many forms and types of colitis, some will resolve on their own. Infectious (bacterial), pseudomembranous, ischemic, crohn's, etc. Ulcerativ ... Read More
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A 43-year-old male asked:
Dr. Mark Kuhnke
39 years experience in General Surgery
Balanced diet: You may eat any foods which do not bother you. There are no specific forbidden items. I encourage you to eat a balanced diet with some fibre. Strong o ... Read More
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A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience in Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many: It is a well established drug for severe or refractory ibd.
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience in General Surgery
Yes, on physical: Exam alone. Colonoscopy will almost always differentiate between the two. Consult a GI specialist for specific recommendation re: when you need to ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience in General Surgery
Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidenc ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Fisher
31 years experience in Dermatology
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in d ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michio Abe
25 years experience in Internal Medicine
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis (uc) is less prevalent among smokers, and smoking can help reduce uc flares. If you are a smoker and want to continue smoking as a ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience in General Surgery
Difficult problem: Crohn's and ulcerative colitis are both difficult problems. The surgical procedures, resection, ostomy, anastomosis are added when medical therapy alo ... Read More
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A 56-year-old male asked:
Dr. Richard Maffezzoli
Specializes in Internal Medicine
No: This drug is for parasites not bacterial infections.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience in General Surgery
Probably not: Many holistic therapies have been tried for uc, some with success. It probably wouldn't hurt so give it a try. Give it a week or two, if no improvem ... Read More
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