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What types of surgery treat inflammatory bowel disease?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Depends: Modern ibd treatment is mostly medical. If you suffer from crohn's disease, you should consider surgery only for emergencies such as stricture, fistulization, abscess, and other major complications. However, if you have ulcerative colitis, you should consider surgery as an option as it can be curative.

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A 31-year-old member asked:

What medicines are treat inflammatory bowel disease?

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Dr. George T Tsai
General Surgery 27 years experience
Many: Gi anti-inflammatory ( 5-asa, mesalamine), steroids (prednisone, budesonide), immunosuppressants (azathioprine, cyclosporine) and biologics (infliximab) are the most common meds used for ibd. Depends on your symptoms and clinical response, combination treatment is common. You need to work closely with your doctor.
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How can I treat inflammatory bowel disease ?

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology 52 years experience
Various medication: The two most common inflammatory bowel disease are ulcerative colitis and crohns disease. After diagnosis by your GI doctor, you will be recommended to take Asacol (mesalamine) or its variants and may require steroids and some higher order anti-inflammatories. Do not take Aspirin or nsaids which can worsen the problem. These are chronic diseases which flare up and down.

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