A 65-year-old male asked:
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i have ulceritive colitis presently having flare up will this go away without special treatment?

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Dr. Derrick Lonsdale
72 years experience Preventive Medicine
NO it will not: You must see a doctor asap.
Answered on Apr 3, 2013
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Dr. Tracy Berg
31 years experience General Surgery
Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis.
Answered on Dec 10, 2013
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