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Can You Colitis Quickly
Not a simpe answer: It depends on history, such as how long have you been dealing with this and whatmedications have you been used to to relieve it.A detailed hist and phys isrequired including surgical history.Treatment also depends on the severity of symptoms. Generally speaking increase water intake, high fiber diet, and stool softeners are recomm.Laxatives are ok for prn use at times but should not be used chronic. ...Read more
Rare: As stated already, it's actually rare to die directly from uc. The main cause of death that can be tied to uc would be cancer. Many decades of inflammation can lead to bowel cancers. Also, medications from uc are associated with a risk of lymphoma. Even if you get cancer, it may not cause death. Some of these cancers are treatable with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Maybe: Diverticulitis is an infection that occurs in/around a diverticulum (a weakness or blowout of the wall of the colon), usually treated with antibiotics. This may solve the infection, but it can happen again, as the diverticulum is still there, along with others as well, as they are usually multiple. Preventive measures may help diminish more attacks, but surgery may be necessary to 'cure' ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?
Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping, bloated feeling, gas (flatulence), diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain.As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more
You can't: Natural immunity does not develop to intestinal worms. Prior infection will not prevent future infection. ...Read more
Constipation: This common problem if not addressed can lead to over stretching of the colon and perforation or a bursting of the tissue leading to very dangerous and life threatening situation. Constipation should not be ignored. Use pain and fever as urgent notices from your body to get help now. ...Read more
ER visit: If you have a potentially serious problem, the going to an emergency room is the fastest way to get help. If you have a relationship already with a doctor, they usually will see you on an urgent basis if a new problem has arisen and some have a few slots open for emergencies even if this is a new patient. Which is the easiest? It depends on your funding, history and degree of problem. ...Read more
Several ways: First of all, not taking medications. Secondly, increased levels of stress/not getting enough sleep may also make your symptoms worse. Also additional causes of flares could be due to intestinal infections (C. difficile for example especially if you are immunosuppressive medications). ...Read more
Quickly!: Well, actually it depends upon your individual physiology but some women will develop a yeast infection almost guaranteed after a course of antibiotics for a bladder infection (this is a common scenario). That's because antibiotic indiscriminately kills good bacteria in vagina (in addition to bad bacteria in bladder), thus allowing yeast to get out of control. Anti-yeast drugs are available otc. ...Read more
Ruptured appendix: Appendicitis when diagnosed and surgically treated carries a low risk for organ failure and serious health issues. However, ruptured appendicitis is more serious. The appendix is connected to the right colon so appendix rupture can be like perforated colon. Fecal peritonitis can lead to organ failure, sepsis and the risk for more serious health disruption. Best to seek health care early. ...Read more
Not studied: If you have ulcerative colitis and have very few flare ups then try to stay healthy. Avoid probiotic over the counters. Avoid medications that have not been fully evaluated. Inflammatory bowel disease is an autoimmune disease that we still don't fully understand and using meds that could cause a flare up won't help. See your GI doc before any herbal or supplemental therapy. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Cold Tips:: Sore throat – gargle with warm salt water (1/2 tsp salt in 8 oz of water). Get strep test/culture if very sore. Congestion – saline nose drops or netti pot. For anti-inflammatory effect & mobilizing mucus- homemade chicken noodle soup. Hydrate- lots of water/clear broth/ add honey & a small amt. Of lemon juice to chamomile tea.. Fever/ pain – Acetaminophen / nsaid’s rest! ...Read more
PPI's and avoidance: Ulcers if bleeding can be treated if they are cauterized during endoscopy. But basic way to treat ulcer is with meds called ppi's- this is nexium, protonix, dexilant, (dexlansoprazole) prevacid, prilosec...Etc. This keeps the acid down and allows ulcer time to heal. Avoiding things that make ulcer worse also helps-like alcohol, nsaids or Aspirin or steroids or smoking etc. If assoc w h.Pylori-treating this helps. ...Read more
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