A 27-year-old female asked:
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is it okay to take albumin and calcium supplements during an ulcerative colitis flare?

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Dr. Sean O Donovan
33 years experience Colon and Rectal Surgery
Yes: Calcium supplements often thicken the stool, so may be beneficial during a flare. Not sure that albumen will even make it through the GI tract to the colon, so probably not helpful, but not harmful either. Backing down to a low residue diet, with low fats also may help decrease movements and irritation.
Answered on Jun 10, 2014

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