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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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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

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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Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

Is internal bleeding a common problem of ulcerative colitis?

No- read on: Ulcerative colitis is often diagnosed when someone seeks medical advice for rectal bleeding. However, internal bleeding usually implies bleeding into a body cavity, such as the abdomen or chest. This can be seen after surgery, and in unusual situations even when no surgery has occurred. However, it is rarely seen in uc in the absence of other complications. ...Read more

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Why's it the fact that you get bleeding with ulcerative colitis but not with crohn's?

Why's it the fact that you get bleeding with ulcerative colitis but not with crohn's?

Crohn's colitis: Can cause bleeding too, but less frequently. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that affects mainly the mucosa or the inner lining, so rectal bleeding is more common. Crohn's colitis, in contrast, affects the entire wall of the colon, so perforations and fistulas are more common. ...Read more

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Why does ulcerative colitis cause bleeding only in the morning? Rest of the day is fine.

Why does ulcerative colitis cause bleeding only in the morning? Rest of the day is fine.

Can bleed anytime: Most of the people move their bowels in morning , movement of colon ( mass peristalsis ) causes the bleeding, . ...Read more

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Allergy to carba mix which is in synthetic & natural rubber -swell up. Have had no clean out sigs as w/Crohns colitis watery= bleed bad & opens fissur?

Allergy to carba mix which is in synthetic & natural rubber -swell up. Have had no clean out sigs as w/Crohns colitis watery= bleed bad & opens fissur?

Pls c an Allergist: you do have a complex GI history, may I suggest that your Gastroenterologist refers you to an Allergist he deals with, or you can pick an Allergist of your choice or near by, check ACAAI website to locate an allergist near you, goodluck ...Read more

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Can topical clindamycin cause constipation? I read it can be linked to colitis, but I have no diarrhea, bleeding or pain. Any relation?

Can topical clindamycin cause constipation? I read it can be linked to colitis, but I have no diarrhea, bleeding or pain. Any relation?

Clindamycin effects: Clindamycin is an antibiotic used 2 fight acne, so topical preparations are used for that. As with any topically applied medicine, there is absorption through the skin. Clindamycin is linked with a side effect known as C. Diff colitis which can be very bad. Constipation however has nothing to do with the med or this side effect. Probably u need to drink more, as the colon reabsorbs water. + Fiber2 ...Read more

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I had a colonoscopy 5 days ago. I have ulcerative colitis but now my stomach hurts worse and I have more bleeding than normal. suggestions?

I had a colonoscopy 5 days ago. I have ulcerative colitis but now my stomach hurts worse and I have more bleeding than normal.  suggestions?

No unusual: the Colonoscopy "stirs" up the bowel..the endoscopiswt puts air into the bowel to be able to see the inside properly!...If the bleeding continues NOTIFY YOUR Gastroenterologist! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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Sigmoid polyp removed in colonoscopy. Got 2nd gi's opinion + 2nd scope 3 months later. He saw colitis in sigmoid, but biopsies normal. Both gis diagnosis me w ibs. How am i still bleeding and having fevers?

Polyp or colitis: You rarely bleed from ibs, most likely the polyp that was removed is still causing the bleeding or u. Colitis although the bx was normal, it is not unusual to have skip areas in u. Colitis. ...Read more

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I have colitis and I take apriso but I have acne so my dr wants to give me Doxycycline is that safe will it make me bleed ?

I have colitis and I take apriso but I have acne so my dr wants to give me Doxycycline is that safe will it make me bleed ?

Should be okay.: if your doctor wants to try doxycycline for your acne, it may be worth a shot. It should not make your colitis worse, although you should clear it with your G.I. doctor first and notify the dermatologist that you are taking Apriso for UC before starting it. If you notice any recurrent bleeding or signs of a flare of your colitis, stop the Doxycycline and contact your GI doctor. Good luck. ...Read more

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Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

Ischemic colitis improved w/ Pepto & low fiber diet  Returned to normal routine and symptoms returned  Pain, rectal bleeding etc. What is happening?

Causes of colitis: Inflammation (infection, ischemic, ibd) of large intestine = colitis. Specifically, ischemic colitis occurs when there is decreased blood flow to the gut, due either to vasospasm (seldom recurrent) or stenosis/occlusion (frequently recurrent). Don't ignore the possibility of recurrence here--since transmural ischemia or mesenteric ischemia can be very serious. Get to the hospital now for recheck. ...Read more

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