A 37-year-old male asked:
traces of blood in stool 2 days ago. normal cbc. colonoscopy found hyperemia and erosions in rectum. doctor prescribed melasamine. normal stool now. will i have to deal with ibd from now on?
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Specializes in Internal Medicine
Do you have anyone: in your family with crohn's or ulcerative colitis because studies have shown a strong genetic component. Once you have been diagnosed with IBD, it normally is controlled with diet and/or medication. According to the CDC, about 2/3- 3/4 of patients with crohns may undergo surgery. In ulcerative colitis, once the colon is removed, there will be no more flare ups as the colon is now gone.
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Specializes in Internal Medicine and Pediatrics
Not necessarily: Depends on biopsy results. The colon can get inflamed without having IBD. The pathology report should say whether the tissue appears suggestive of IBD. Talk to your gastroenterologist.
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Last updated Aug 3, 2018
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