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A 51-year-old female asked:
Dr. Jalal Zuberi
44 years experience Pediatrics
Most likely: Any viral diarrheal illness can potentially make your ulcerative colitis flare up, fir which you can expect a longer recovery.
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Rectal blood: Absent pain, a small amount of rectal blood most likely is not a flair of your uc. However, if pain, fevers, or persistent bleeding develops, then ge ... Read More
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Dr. David Ziring
21 years experience Pediatric Gastroenterology
Yes: Bleeding from your bottom is not normal. Even if you have only a centimeter of inflammation in the rectum (proctitis) that can respond with mesalamine ... Read More
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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michail Shafir
24 years experience General Surgery
Yes: Requires careful monitoring and surveillance.
Dr. Eric Kaplan
41 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Depends: If you are on maintenance therapy and have no other symptoms, ie well controlled uc, probably nothing to worry about unless the bleeding increases in ... Read More
A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
When it's bad enough: See your GI doc. Remicade (infliximab) recently ok'd for uc, as well as crohn's. Like steroids, can put people in remission quickly; unlike steroids ... Read More
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Sanjay Jain
33 years experience Internal Medicine
Not known: Exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not known. It happens randomly and not associated with any particular etiologic agent.
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A 38-year-old female asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Flare : Symptoms are most consistent with a flare of your ulcerative colitis. Infection from c. Difficile bacteria or CMV virus can mimic uc flare as can a ge ... Read More
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Dr. Ritesh Rathore
29 years experience Hematology and Oncology
Yes & No: It is safe and effective specially if you are significantly anemic. However it may be necessary to give IV iron in some cases.
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Dr. Marshall Bedder
37 years experience Pain Management
Steroid side effects: You may just be experiencing the side effects one can see with steroids. If these do not settle down over the next couple of days, talk with your pres ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Mild; get checked: If uc is suspected, need a colonoscopy/biopsies to check. More limited exams like flexible sigmoidoscopy will tell if rectum and sigmoid are inflamed ... Read More
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A 54-year-old male asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
Check hepatitis B: The risk of reactivation of tuberculosis and hepatitis b when taking Remicade (infliximab) obligates pre-treatment testing. Live vaccines can not be ... Read More
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