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what happens if ulcerative colitis goes untreated

A 46-year-old member asked:
Dr. Kenneth Cheng
30 years experience Family Medicine
Many bad things. : Untreated ulcerative colitis (uc) can cause diarrhea, bleeding and anemia, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, abdominal pain, colon cancer, and death ... Read More
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Could be bad: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune attack on the colon. The lining gets inflammed, infection is common, digestion is disturbed, bleeding is common, ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jason Boardman
24 years experience General Surgery
Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pains and more. If left untreated thes ... Read More
A 35-year-old female asked:
Dr. Lisa Hogan
34 years experience General Surgery
serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you ... Read More
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A 21-year-old female asked:
Dr. Robert Uyeda
44 years experience General Surgery
Consult with: A GI specialist. You probably need more tests to clarify the uc issue.
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A 37-year-old member asked:
Dr. Scot Lewey
36 years experience Gastroenterology
Be ill, poss cancer: You will likely feel very poorly from being chronically ill, having diarrhea and rectal bleeding. Anemia or a low blood count from chronic blood loss ... Read More
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A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Charles Cattano
38 years experience Gastroenterology
UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often r ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. Richard Bensinger
51 years experience Ophthalmology
Maybe: I assume that you have had the diagnosis confirmed and are under proper treatment by a GI specialist. A vacation can be ruined by the constant search ... Read More
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A 24-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ken Kingdon
17 years experience Trauma Surgery
Variable: Symtpoms will vary sepending on how well the disease is currently controlled. In the long term average bathroom visit of at least 3 times a day are th ... Read More
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A 29-year-old female asked:
Dr. Arthur Heller
42 years experience Gastroenterology
Any surgery has risk: Chances are if you need uc surgery it is because of: poor response to medical therapy, acute decompensation, and/or risk for cancer. Normal kidney, l ... Read More
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Donny Peterson
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Unlikely: Cd can affect any portion of the GI tract from mouth to anus, uc only affects the rectum and large intestine. Cd can extend through the full thicknes ... Read More
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