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I have ulcer colitis, I have done colonoscopy, please advice me how to cure this?

I have ulcer colitis, I have done colonoscopy, please advice me how to cure this?

How to manage it: Ulcerative colitis is a disease that requires proper medical management to achieve a prolonged remissions , by medication diet & adjustment of personal environment , only cure is by surgery , need close surveillance by frequent colonoscopies to detect colon ca in early stages has incidence of 8% in 20 yrs , 18% in 30 years. ...Read more

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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


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Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?

Can someone physiologically explain how ulcerative colitis impacts digestive tract and the lining? Do the ulcers appear as shallow?

Inflamed, break : Superficial break in lining of colon, starts in rectum and move up. Ulcers usually appear shallow, but can be deeper. Very irritated bowel. Symptoms of diarrhea, pain, often with bleeding; sometimes with fever, joint, eye, skin, or liver problems. ...Read more

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Have ulcer colitis/ Chrons/irritable bowl syndrom. Every time eat and what ever the food,lie down in pain.Medicin does not work. Have given up.help!

Have ulcer colitis/
Chrons/irritable bowl syndrom. Every time eat and what ever the food,lie down in pain.Medicin does not work. Have given up.help!

IBD vs IBS: You say you have both IBD and IBS. Very unusual. Would see board certified gastroenterologist for a firm diagnosis and then treatment. That is the only way you can get better and feel better. ...Read more

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Does having small ulcers in colom means you already have ulcerative colitis? I had sgmodscpy 4 mnths ago dr wrote 'colitis probably amoebic'

Does having small ulcers in colom means you already have ulcerative colitis? I had sgmodscpy 4 mnths ago dr wrote 'colitis probably amoebic'

Yes : You have colitis but only your doc can say if it is the disease ulcerative colitis and from what you wrote does not sound like it . There are lots of things that cause ulcers besides inflammatory bowel disease. Talk to your doc to get a better understanding of what you have ...Read more

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Small ulcer in terminal ileum, biopsy: In Eosinophil fokal chronic active ileites, lymphoid hyperplasia. non specific colitis. Crohn ruled out. any suggest?

Small ulcer in terminal ileum, biopsy: In Eosinophil fokal chronic active ileites, lymphoid hyperplasia. non specific colitis. Crohn ruled out. any suggest?

Yes: Call up the G.I. doctor that did the test he can give you more specific information about diagnosis and treatment for your condition ...Read more

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Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Left sided colitis, ulcers under tongue and bad acid reflux/indigestion... What could be causing the ulcers and the indigestion/ acid reflux?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. ...Read more

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Are peptic ulcers, the same as ulcerative colitis as far as treatments (cures)..And can ulcerative colitis also be caused by h pylori?

Are peptic ulcers, the same as ulcerative colitis as far as treatments (cures)..And can ulcerative colitis also be caused by h pylori?

No.: Peptic ulcers are related to acid disorder in your stomach, and are not the same as ulcerative colitis, which is inflammatory bowel disease. While peptic ulcers can be caused by h. Pylori, I have never heard uc is caused by or related to that infection. If you are having such symptoms, you need to discuss them with your own physician or a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?

Do ulcers from amebic colitis heal? Having stabbing abdominal/liver area pains following treatment for invasive e. Histolytica. What helps pain?

Yes: Ulcers from amebic colitis usually heal with proper treatment. With you symptoms you should be check for hepatic abscess because E. Histolitica can migrate to liver and other parts of you body. Also, after treatment with Flagyl or Tinicazole you should be treated with Paromomycin or Iodoxyl to kill the cysts. ...Read more

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Had ulcerative colitis for 15 yrs (confirmed by sigmoid and biopsies). Just had 1st colonoscopy, shows granular, loss of vascular pattern and minor ulcers in ascending colon, cecum, sigmoid and colon. Is this UC or chrons?

Ulcerative colitis: All of the biopsies from colonoscopy showed inflammatory changes consistent with ulcerative colitis. The later is part of the spectrum of IBD but involves only the mucosal layer of the bowel. Chrons disease is a form of IBD that involves all layers of the bowel and can be recognized on scans of the bowel or deeper layers of bowel on bx. ...Read more

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My wife has colitis and Stomach ulcer, it is dangerous diagnos? dangerous or not pregnant and do not expect any threat to the child? sorry for my engl

My wife has colitis and Stomach ulcer, it is dangerous diagnos? dangerous or not pregnant and do not expect any threat to the child? sorry for my engl

Not dangerous: and no threat to the unborn child, those conditions are easily treatable during pregnancy with drugs that won't harm the baby, wish you and your wife and future child all wellness ...Read more

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If the Doc has already diagnosed me with left sided colitis, could there still be a chance for crohns? Ulcers under tongue/throat/lesions since dec13

If the Doc has already diagnosed me with left sided colitis, could there still be a chance for crohns? Ulcers under tongue/throat/lesions since dec13

Crohn's disease: is still a possibility especially if your diagnosis was not biopsy based. If gastrointestinal symptoms persist re-consult a gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Colitis from low blood flow with ulcers, elev Herat rate blood in stool and dark urine. Is this still IBS?

Probably, UC or ER: Colitis untreated can lead to many complications, including colon cancer. I am hoping a colonoscopy with biopsy has already been done. However, there is no rule that there cannot be more than one process going on, although less likely. There could be viral hepatitis causing dark urine or acute nephritic syndrome with tea-colored urine. The pancreatitis and weight loss is scary in someone so young. ...Read more

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Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Left sided colitis with ulcers and lesions in throat under tongue also acid reflux with indigestion. What could be the cause?

Crohn's disease?: I'm sure you are under care a Gasteroenterologist and a biopsy has been taken from the Colon, this could possibly be Crohn's dx which is an Inflammatory and Autoimmune disease but for confirmation you need to talk to your doctor. ...Read more

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Severe lower ab cramps, burning colon, nausea, fatigue. Gf and df & was temp paleo. Is this IBS? Ulcer. colitis? (Worse if eat meat &, oddly, mustard)

IBS: More likely it is IBS. Ulcerative Colitis is possible but you would have bloody stools. You are likely allergic to mustard so don't eat anymore. You are probably deficient in stomach acid or digestive enzymes so meat is problematic. I would do food dairy for 1 week to see if you are allergic to other foods such gluten, dairy, etc. I would recommend strong probiotic and digestive enzymes. ...Read more

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I have Ulcerative Colitis. I have ulcers and lesions in throat and under tongue since dec 13, acid reflux and indigestion. What could be causing it?

I have Ulcerative Colitis. I have ulcers and lesions in throat and under tongue since dec 13, acid reflux and indigestion. What could be causing it?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disease in which your immune system attacks your digestive system, from mouth to anus. Here is a great reference for you: http://www.ccfa.org/what-are-crohns-and-colitis/what-is-ulcerative-colitis/ People with ulcerative colitis require close monitoring and treatment by a team of physicians. Do you have yours? ...Read more

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23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis ?!

23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis ?!

Vague GI complaints: This coul dbe symptoms of any number of GI disorders including peptic ulcer disease, infalmitory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, or pancreatic insuficiency. Chronic infections could also cause this such as giardia. It would be best to have these symptoms evaluated with formal testing to arrive at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Will overactive thyroid hurt the baby?

Thyroid: I am assuming you already have your baby - congrats and enjoy. If your overactive thyroid is being treated with medicine you won't hurt your baby. If you have been treated with radio-active iodine within the last week you should be using a different lavatory from your baby. If you have had radio-active iodine longer than a week ago your baby should not be affected. ...Read more

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How can people get an overactive thyroid?

How can people get an overactive thyroid?

Autoimmune basis: Most get it by genetics of thyroid disease in family, and autoimmune response. Don't smoke to lessen eye bulging. ...Read more

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How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

How do people develop an overactive thyroid?

A few reasons: The most common cause is an autoimmune condition where the body starts attacking the thyroid gland, a condition called graves disease where the thyroid starts overproducing thyroid hormones. Viral diseases can also cause inflammation of the thyroid, hence causing hyperthyroidism (thyroiditis) as well as some medications, commonly medications used to treat bipolar disease. ...Read more

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Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

Can intermitten fasting help an overactive thyroid?

No: Effective treatments for an overactive thyroid include radioactive iodine ablation, thyroid-blocking medicines, and surgery. Trying unproven therapies just delays the inevitable, and exposes the body to harmful effects of excess thyroid hormone including over-stimulation of the heart, loss of calcium from the bone, loss of muscle mass, and irritability/poor judgment affecting jobs & marriages. ...Read more

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Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Can an overactive thyroid be cured with medication?

Treated not cured: Medication will control the overactivity of the thyroid and radioactive iodine will usually control the overactivity. Surgery will cure it but will leave you with need to take thyroid hormone by mouth for the rest of your life. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

What are the symptoms associated with an overactive thyroid?

Overactive thyroid: Some symptoms of hyperthyroidism are: feeling nervous, fast heartbeat, weight loss, feeling hot, trouble sleeping, feeling anxious, sweating heavily, muscle weakness, increased appetite, frequent bowel movement...Some hyperthyroid patients will have 1-2 symptoms, some have all of them and some have none of them at all. The only way to know for sure is to get a blood test. ...Read more

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Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Please suggest what foods or drinks to avoid with an overactive thyroid?

Watch OTC meds: Agree w/ dr kern's answer. I would also suggest caution with otc (over-the-counter) products, especially those containing a decongestant used for relief of cold and allergy symptoms. Many otc products include a warning not to use them if you have thyroid disease. If your overactive thyroid is mild or has been successfully treated, they may be fine, but check w/ your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of an overactive thyroid and what can be done for it?

Imaging,lab tests: First visit your primary care doc. Get examined clinacally, to exclude lymphn. Need to r/o simple overactive thyroid versus hyperactive thyroid cancers. Need thyroid function tests -a set of blood tests to be done in addition to lipid profile, CBC to r/o anemia which can result from thryoid dz, alkaline phosphatase from high from bone turnover in overactive dz .Also need to get thyroid ultrasound. ...Read more

Ulceration (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a bodily membrane that impedes the organ of which that membrane is a part from continuing its normal functions. Ulcers are further classified by their location, for example; ...Read more


Dr. Susan Wingo
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Overactive Thyroid (Definition)

Hyperthyroidism, often called "overactive thyroid," is a condition where the thyroid secretes too much of the thyroid hormones. Common symptoms include heat intolerance, increased appetite, ...Read more