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Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Can I lead a normal life if I am diagnosed with proctitis or ulcerative colitis?

Yes provided: The correct diagnosis is made, and treatment initiated to get a remission, and then maintenance therapy and regular follow up should allow you to have a normal existence. ...Read more

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Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs ...Read more


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Ulcerative colitis w/proctitis, ovarian cyst ruptured & see black blood clots, hot flashes like fever, feel like being ripped open. Is this normal?

Ulcerative colitis w/proctitis, ovarian cyst ruptured & see black blood clots, hot flashes like fever, feel like being ripped open. Is this normal?

No, Kim: Please see your healthcare provider as soon as possible. You have several serious ailments going on at the same time and proper medical attention is needed. Please don't delay. ...Read more

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What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left untreated?

What happens if ulcerative colitis/proctitis is left untreated?

Ulcerative Colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an inflammatory disease of the colon. Symptoms include diarrhea, bloody stools, abdominal pains and more. If left untreated these symptoms go unchecked. It can lead to anemia, weight loss and malnutrition. Long standing UC can increase the risk of colon cancer and other symptoms outside of the intestines. ...Read more

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Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

Ulcerative colitis: Is not. However proctitis or colitis caused by bacteria especially clostridia difficile can be very contagious as can other forms of infectious colitis. Use good hand hygiene and be sure to not contact stool or underclothes and get a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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Is it possible to develop ulcerative colitis within 5 years of a normal colonoscopy?

Yes, sporadic: Cases of uc can appear at any time. You need another colonoscopy to find out for sure. It could be colitis from another cause, such as infection. ...Read more

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I had ulcerative colitis but also had chronic inflammation in duodenum.What could be reason for this inflammation? And how to diagnose it?

Important: This is an important question. It really raises the question of whether you have Crohn's disease instead of ulcerative colitis. Make sure your GI reviews your pathology slides. Additionally if you need a colonoscopy any time soon, make sure to get an upper endoscopy done as well so they can re-biopsy your duodenum. ...Read more

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Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

No: Ibs is a functional bowel disorder characterized by bowel hyperactivity and hypersensitivity, while ibd is a structural bowel disorder characterized by inflammation and ulceration. They are unrelated. ...Read more

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I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?

I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?

IBD panel is a genet: A + ibd panel is present as a preclinical marker and +in a set number of inflammatory bowel diseases. Since autoimmunity is present as a result of t-helper -1 deficiency, t-helper-2 dominance. This state of illness can be caused by a metabolic dysfunction that is also found in diabetes, ra, psoriasis ect. And in certain cancers. If a b-6 is ( low or high) b-6, function is tested by products of b6. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Nicholas Karyotakis
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Proctitis (Definition)

Proctitis is a condition where inflammation of the rectum causes bleeding, pain, ...Read more