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Which one is better - colectomy or remicade (infliximab) for left sided colitis? Advice from 2 different gis.
Hard to say: It all depends. Surgery is usually reserved for medically refractory toxic disease or dysplasia/surgery. Most patients with severe disease will have an opportunity to respond to medications such as Remicade (infliximab) or cyclosporin before surgery is performed. Colectomy is curative but having an ipaa also presents problems. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
How important is a colonoscopy within 5 years of previous one...I'm a Crohn's patient on remicade (infliximab) and i'm not flared up. Seems unnecessary and expensiv?
The risk for...: Colorectal cancer in chron's increases with duration of illness and starts to rise 8-10 years into the disease. Further, the extent of bowel affected is directly related to the risk for colorectal cancer. The highest risk is for those with the entire bowel affected and least with just rectal involvement. Not knowing your specifics details this is the best i can do. Best of luck to you! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Flare of arthritis: If you stop your remicade, (infliximab) you will be at significant risk for a bad flare of your arthritis. You should only stop arthritis medication on the explicit advice of your rheumatologist. Sometimes in the case of an active infection or prior to surgery you may need to stop your Remicade (infliximab) for a short while but this should only be done after discussing with your rheumatologist. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Very effective: Our patients who are on it long-term find it very effective. Ask your physician if you can talk to other people in the practice who've been a long-term. Rheumatologists are very comfortable having patients on this medicine long-term. ...Read more
Depends on veins: Since Remicade (infliximab) is given IV over a two or more hour period the veins must be large enough and good enough to prevent tissue infiltration. If they are small, not plentiful, or not of good quality a port may be used since in the future multiple IV treatments will be needed. ...Read more
I have been getting remicade (infliximab) 4 2 years. I've gained 60 lbs. Have been 125, since the age of 18.Ever since the remicade (infliximab). If i stop, will i loose the lbs?
It can be: It can be associated with weight gain if before you started this drug, you were losing weight as result of untreated autoimmune disease. We call this phenomena cachexia where you lose the weight due to severe inflammation. Once the disease is controlled with a drug such as remicade, (infliximab) weight gain can occur. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer