A 42-year-old member asked:
What is done for ulcerative colitis?
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General Surgery 32 years experience
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Gastroenterology 17 years experience
Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares.
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A 33-year-old member asked:
What are/is ulcerative colitis?
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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 sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here.
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Last updated Feb 10, 2020
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