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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Various medication: The two most common inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and crohns disease. After diagnosis by your GI doctor, you will be recommended ... Read More
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Dr. Jeffrey Cohen
28 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Medical: Meical therapy by a gastroenterologist.
Dr. Jason Hemming
16 years experience Gastroenterology
Medications: Variety of medications that will try to down regulate the inappropriate immune response found in ibd. Mesalamine (ie 5asa) products are a mainstay for ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Sometimes it is: Difficult for doctors, even specialists, to determine if you have it or not. So it would be even more difficult for you to figure out on your own. T ... Read More
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Dr. Victor Bonuel
37 years experience Internal Medicine
Common symptoms : Include abdominal pain/cramping , bloody mucoid stool , diarrhea, fever, weight loss, anemia etc. Most common examples of ibd are crohn's disease and ... Read More
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A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Varies with each: Case and whether it is ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease. Confer with your GI specialist for your individual case.
A 28-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Orr
43 years experience Surgical Oncology
Cramps diarrhea: Symptoms vary from patient to patient, but most have some sort of abdominal pain - usiually cramping and loose, frequent bowel movements. Sometimes f ... Read More
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A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
With flares, but...: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease howev ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Miguel Rodriguez
37 years experience Gastroenterology
IBD treatment: Make sure that you follow up regularly with your gastroenterologist and take your medications as prescribed.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
IBD defined: Earlier healthtap answers may help. Briefly ibd is a spectum of inflammatory diseases of GI tract. At one end of the spectrum is ulcerative colitis-- ... Read More
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A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Almost anyone: About 15% of close relatives of crohn's patients carry genes that predispose to this inflammatory bowel disease. Also, ethnic origin and environment ... Read More
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A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Cure for IBD?: Ulcerative colitis involves inflammation of the colonic mucosal surface, so colectomy (removal of the colon) is curative for it. Crohn's disease howev ... Read More
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A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience Integrative Medicine
Colon inflammation: In medicine, inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) is a group of inflammatory conditions of the colon and small intestine. The major types of ibd are Crohn ... Read More
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