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Dr. Daniel Para
Board Certified, General Surgery
25 years in practice
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What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

Dr. Daniel Para
Board Certified, General Surgery
25 years in practice
407K people helped
What is the definition or description of: ulcerative colitis?

IBD: 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 and symptoms of uc. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Kirpal Singh
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
541K people helped
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How does ulceros colitis kill someone?

Dr. Kirpal Singh
Board Certified, General Surgery
19 years in practice
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Many ways : If it's not treated, u can have diarrhea, loss of fluid and electrolytes and poor nutrion. All of these deficiencies can lead to body shut down over time. In an emergent fashion, colon can become very distended (dilate) and start to die (toxic mega colon). This release toxins into ur system causung body to shut down. This is an emergency and needs surgery to survive. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

You need to keep following up to try to prevent cancer. ...See more

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
3M people helped
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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

Dr. Jason Hemming
Board Certified, Gastroenterology
12 years in practice
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Is a bloody stool always a symptom of Crohn's and ulcerative colitis?

No: Bloody stool can be from many different processes and crohn's / uc can present with symptoms other than blood stools. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
1M people helped
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What are the symptoms of colitis like?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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What are the symptoms of colitis like?
Dr. Steven Seres
Board Certified,
16 years in practice
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

Keep up with what's new.There are some exciting new treatments on the horizon. Read ; ask your doc! ...See more

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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What is the signs, symptoms of colitis?

Dr. Rafael Lugo
Board Certified, General Surgery
23 years in practice
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What is the signs, symptoms of colitis?

Pain and diarrhea: Usually abdominal pain and diarrhea. www.drlugo.com.

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Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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Mystery upper left abdominal pain for four years. Gallbladder removed, endless dr visits and no diagnosis. Diverticulitis, colitis, gallbladder rem.

Dr. Mark Pack
Board Certified, General Surgery
26 years in practice
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Mystery upper left abdominal pain for four years. Gallbladder removed, endless dr visits and no diagnosis.  Diverticulitis, colitis, gallbladder rem.

Too complex: This is too complex and too long of a problem to be able to cover in this setting. See your doctor/surgeon. ...Read more

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Dr. Steven Seres
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16 years in practice
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Living with Ulcerative Colitis (Tip)

Living with Ulcerative Colitis

Manage stress, don't smoke, avoid dairy products, spicy and greasy food. Risk of cancer, so see doc. ...See more

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5M people helped
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How do you diagnose colitis?

Dr. Andrea Brand
Board Certified, Family Medicine
5M people helped

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

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