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Can a person bleed to death with colitis?

Can a person bleed to death with colitis?

Colitis and death: Colitis - inflammation of the colon - can be caused by many different things including ischemea (inadequate blood supply). Rarely this cause leads to severe bleeding and sudden death. Infections, ulcerative colitis, crohn's disease can cause many symptoms but rarely result direclty in death (uc is associated with cancer, however). Bleeding can occur without colitis and this can (rarely) be fatal. ...Read more

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Dr. Alan Patterson
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Bleeding (Definition)

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What percentage of ppl with UC get surgery? what are the odds for the person who has mild left sided colitis. i have no symptoms,no bleeding,off meds

25-40%: Most diseases can vary in their course to a greater or lesser extent. Medicines help some better than others. Surgery in ulcerative colitiis pt's occurs in 24-40% according to this great page by the Surgery Division at UCSF: http://colorectal.surgery.ucsf.edu/conditions--procedures/ulcerative-colitis.aspx ...Read more

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Have colitis, i've been diagnosed a year ago, bleeding stopped but now its starting again. How will it stop? Is there any special diet i need?

Have colitis, i've been diagnosed a year ago, bleeding stopped but now its starting again. How will it stop? Is there any special diet i need?

Reduce inflammation: The bleeding is due to inflammation so measures to reduce inflammation will help- while drugs can help, so can herbs like boswellia. Many with colitis are helped by a low fodmaps diet- see http://abt.Cm/16tmrig ; http://bit.Ly/1kh4sjs imbalances of intestinal flora ; parasites are common in those with colitis.Antimicrobial herbs ; probiotics can help. I advise you consult a holistic practitioner. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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Possible reasons for bleeding from ulcerative colitis?

Possible reasons for bleeding from ulcerative colitis?

Inflammation: The inflammation on the lining of the bowel causes that lining to break down. So essentially there is injury to your body. The bleeding is a natural extension of this. The treatments are medications to correct the inflammation actually. Then, the body will naturally heal the lining of the bowel and the bleeding will stop. ...Read more

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Can you have ulcerative colitis without bleeding?

If mild: Please see this excellent information from nih about ulcerative colitis: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001296/. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative pan colitis and have been bleeding from my rectum. How do I stop the bleeding?

I have ulcerative pan colitis and have been bleeding from my rectum. How do I stop the bleeding?

Call ur doctor: It usually mean you have a flare up in your uc. Your doctor will give appropriate medical treatment to control bleeding. If uncheck you can be very anemic from persistent bleeding. ...Read more

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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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