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A 43-year-old member asked:

how can you get ibd if you don't even have ulcerative colitis or crohn's disease?

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Dr. Fernando Austin
Gastroenterology 46 years experience
IBD: Perhaps there is some confusion inflammatory bowel disease(ibd)refers specifically to ulcerative colitis and crohn's diseasr. If a person has been informed that he or she has ibd then the diagnosis is either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. Inflammation in the intestine caused by infection or other causes may mimic ibd & thus not be either ulcerative colitis or crohn's.

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A 31-year-old male asked:

I have Crohn's and take oxycodone. I have never gotten back to my normal weight after my initial surgery. Can oxycodone be a factor to this?

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A member asked:

What is the best med for a foot ulcer with merca?

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Dr. Francine Mosley
General Practice 20 years experience
MRSA: M-R-S-A: It means methycillin-resistant staph aureus, and the best med will be known for sure after the wound culture, grown from the q-tip they swabbed thru the open wound before they bandaged the foot ulcer; till then, they will treat you with the antibiotics that typically are the best choice for your part of the world, and then add them or change them if needed.

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