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Ulcerative colitis drugs

A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ed Friedlander
Pathology 44 years experience
Let's clarify: Entamoeba histolytica doesn't cause ulcerative colitis but it can mimic it. It can return whenever you're re-exposed or if the Rx didn't kill all the ... Read More
Dr. Cesar Sturla
Internal Medicine 35 years experience
Yes: E. Hystolitica can cause a colitis indistinguishable from UC. The proper treatment for E. Histolitica requires Flagyl or Tinidazole follow by a drug t... Read More
Dr. Howard Shapiro
Specializes in Internal Medicine
Should be cured: Treatment of E histolytica infections that are symptomatic is with two drugs. Asymptomatic patiens are treated with one treated with one drug. Once ... Read More

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A 32-year-old male asked:
Dr. Geoffrey Rutledge
Internal Medicine 41 years experience
The non drug treatments for Ulcerative colitis include:: Hospitalization, Intravenous fluids, Colectomy, Bowel resection.
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Thomas Namey
Rheumatology 48 years experience
SFZ vs Asacol (mesalamine): Sfz is the best drug for intestinal disease, certainly "1" for regional enteritis and crohn's in the si. However, colonic bacteria breaks down sfz, a... Read More
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Similar for UC: These are all fairly effective for mild ulcerative colitis. None of them have long-term benefit for crohn's disease (aka regional enteritis).
A 33-year-old member asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
General Surgery 45 years experience
Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and ... Read More
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
General Surgery 32 years experience
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
A 48-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jonah Essers
Pediatric Gastroenterology 18 years experience
Medications: The best way to deal with the symptoms of UC (abdominal pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bloody stools) is to take UC medications that decrease the inf... Read More
A 25-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Edmison
Gastroenterology 19 years experience
Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, te... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dustin Colegrove
Internal Medicine 12 years experience
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
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Michael Zadeh
General Surgery 17 years experience
Ulcerative colitis: Initial treatment of ulcerative colitis involves medications similar to Aspirin which work to reduce the inflammation of the colon. For acute episodes... Read More
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Dr. Michael Fisher
Dermatology 32 years experience
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

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