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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alvin Lin
Dr. Alvin Lin answered
29 years experience Geriatrics
Complicated question: Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease, is a complicated illness linked to many other conditions eg erectile dys ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience 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 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
18 years experience Gastroenterology
Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, te ... Read More
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A 59-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
11 years experience Internal Medicine
Symptoms and : Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. ... Read More
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A 54-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
33 years experience 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 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vijay Laxmi Misra
21 years experience Internal Medicine
Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis/proctitis is not contagious. It caused by immune system acting against colon mucosa.
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A 38-year-old member asked:
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include u ... Read More
A 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Stephen Archer
29 years experience 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 33-year-old male asked:
Dr. Leroy Fleischer
35 years experience Internal Medicine
No: Infection by h. Pylori can cause stomach ulcers and if left untreated can cause stomach cancer. It does not involve the colon.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience 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 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sharmila Dissanaike
20 years experience 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 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Ankush Bansal
16 years experience Internal Medicine
Not for this: Zyrtec (cetirizine) is not used for uc. There are other meds for that. You should see your gastroenterologist for treatment, management, and monitorin ... Read More
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience 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 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience 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
A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Inflammatory Bowel: Any inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) spectrum are systemic illnesses. Ulcerative colitis primarily involves the lining of the large intestine whereas ... Read More
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Bodzin
50 years experience 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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A 53-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 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. Mark Hoepfner
38 years experience 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 51-year-old member asked:
Dr. Olaf Johansen
35 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Many: It is a well established drug for severe or refractory ibd.
A 40-year-old male asked:
Dr. Martin Raff
55 years experience Infectious Disease
Ulcerative colitis: Whipworms have been suggested as a potential treatment. See www.Scientificamerican.Com/article.Cfm?Id=helminthic-therapy-mucus.
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A 41-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dean Giannone
24 years experience Internal Medicine
No role. . : PPIs work on the proton pumps in the stomach, so I don't think they'd have a role in UC.
A 32-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
CD affecting colon: Colitis: inflammation of the colon. Lots of types including infectious, ischemic (poor blood flow), and inflammatory bowel disease-ibd. Ibd is of unk ... Read More
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A 50-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
47 years experience 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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