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Colitis And Pregnancy
When your due date arrives, you will be more than ready to have your baby! Most women deliver the baby somewhere between 37 and 42 weeks. According to the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, only 5% of babies arrive on the exact due date. Approximately 7% of babies are not delivered by 42 weeks, and when that happens, it is referred to ...Read more
I have Crohn's disease and pregnancy. Milk and leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Alternative?
Crohns diet: Whole grain cereals, fruits potatoes, cooked carrots are helpful as substitutes for keafy vegetables. ...Read more
What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?
SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more
Diverticulosis: Because diverticula by themselves usually do not cause problems, most people learn they have diverticulosis during routine screening examinations for colorectal cancer or during tests that check for other intestinal problems. Diverticulitis, on the other hand, is usually diagnosed during an acute attack. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Types of diseases that can cause chest and stomach pain?any ideas? Besides Crohn's and IBS and ulcerative colitis
Chest/stomach pain: There are several conditions from reflux to ulcer disease to heart attack can all cause these types of symptoms. Lung conditions can also cause this. You should see your primary care physician. General if you are feeling well then it is most likely a stomach vs esophagus issue. If you are feeling bad you should be seen by a doctor immediately to rule out more serious causes. ...Read more
UC and gluten: Gluten free or low gluten diets often benefit uc patients. Gluten is a wheat protein so dropping wheat or replacing with potato bread, rice or rye might help. Adding a high fiber bowel regimen, multivitamin and no nicotine can also help. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach?: Make sure you have had your stomach or intestines checked. Otherwise, sometimes if you really want to be pregnant, your mind is powerful enough to duplicate a lot of the symptoms of being pregnant. ...Read more
I have chrohns disease & pregnancy. Milk & leafy vegetables are useful in pregnancy, but they cause diarreah due to chrohns disease. Any alternative?
Trial and error: This is a common problem, pregnant or not. For the milk issue, you can try lactaid milk or pills. For the other foods, a probiotic or combination digestive enzyme/ probiotc combination like "daily body restore" might help. Ask your OB doc about anti-diarrheal pills that are safe. ...Read more
Can lupus give you a false negative pregnancy blood test? I have all the symptoms of pregnancy and no uti.
I have taken several pregnancy tests and they all read positive but I'm certain I'm not pregnant. Could my ulcerative colitis cause a false positive?
NO: See Ob for definitive diagnosis with u/s. Planned parenthood can help if funds are limited ...Read more
What can cause diarrhea and abdominal discomfort? Is there a blood test for irritable bowel syndrome?
Many causes/ No: There is no blood test for irritable bowel syndrome. It is a diagnosis made by excluding other serious causes of intestinal disease. You should have a colonoscopy, ct scanning of the abdomen, endoscopy to rule out celiac disease, and certain blood tests to look for autoimmune disorders. In many cases all of these studies will be negative, and irritable bowel syndrome will be the diagnosis. Goo. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer