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A 66-year-old female asked:
Dr. Dariush Saghafi
Neurology 33 years experience
Yes for short time: If your IBD is in remission then, you can use Celebrex (celecoxib) for up to 14 days without risk to your IBD. Otherwise, no there is a contraindicat... Read More

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A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michail Shafir
General Surgery 25 years experience
Surgery: When medical treatment fails or long standing disease, subtoltal or total colectomy is advisable.
Dr. Jay Bayer
Family Medicine 51 years experience
Colon: Perhaps need colonoscopy to make diagnosis. Meanwhile could add probiotics like alwign and culturrelle. Eat greek style yogurt, adding blueberries- ex... Read More
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Depends: It may be that you have more severe inflammation and need escalation of medical therapy. Or occasionally allergy to Mesalamine (asacol) can cause ongo... Read More
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Dr. Faiz Shakir
Gastroenterology 15 years experience
See a doctor: Not clear what type of colitis you have but certain types of colitis can have skin manifestations such as pyoderma gangrenosum. A dermatologist or gi ... Read More
A 26-year-old male asked:
Dr. Ronald Krauser
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Consider other meds: There are other medications that are more effective with much less longterm risk. Remicade (infliximab) or Humira would be options if they are availab... Read More
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
A 20-year-old male asked:
Dr. Michael Michaels
Urology 53 years experience
Short answer:No: Asacol (mesalamine) (other names in US but are meselamine long acting.Asacol (mesalamine) available from Canada under other names) will turn the infla... Read More
A 23-year-old male asked:
Dr. Jeremy Adler
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Take in am: Prednisone frequently interferes with sleep. Taking Prednisone in the morning may lessen sleep problems. But you need another medicine for uc. Prednis... Read More
A 45-year-old female asked:
Dr. Andrew Seibert
Gastroenterology 35 years experience
Cholestyramine : in general, cholestyramine is a very well-tolerated drug. The most common side effects relate to the digestive tract, including constipation, abdomina... Read More
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

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