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Colitis Enema Treatment
Confirm diagnosis...: Ibs can mimic many conditions, & vice versa. Ibs runs a spectrum from diarrhea-predominant to constipation +/- pain. Sibo (bacteria) may be present. Has systemic disease been ruled out? Ibs is a diagnosis of exclusion, so an examination, a few simple tests, & assessment of symptom duration, intensity, location, quality, timing, etc. Will clarify your treatment course. Talk with GI doctor please. ...Read more
Usually antibiotics: Vancomycin and Metronidazole are the most commonly used; fidaxomicin was recently approved; Rifampin and Rifaximin are also used; non-antibiotic therapies: probiotics containing saccharomyces boulardii have been shown to be of benefit; fecal transplants are very effective in difficult cases; some patients seem to resolve the infection without treatment. ...Read more
Most likely, this is a viral gastroenteritis,
a virus that affects the gastrointestinal tract.
The treatment is BRAT diet- no milk products,
bananas, rice, apple sauce, and toast.
Crystal light and water to drink and stay hydrated.
If vomiting, diarrhea or bloody stools and recent travel
outside US occurs, contact Pedi MD thru health tap.
Welcome, Dr. Ivy Fisher, on staff. ...Read more
Gastro says she thinks I have either Crohn's or esonophilic colitis. Treatment is the same either way but I can't find much info about ec anywhere. Ty?
Try these...: Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc3165205/; http://www. Medscape. Com/viewarticle/749522; http://apfed. Org/drupal/drupal/eosinophilic_colitis_quick_facts. ...Read more
What are the long term effects of untreated colitis? What treatment will help ease the pain and symptoms the quickest? Thanks!
Cancer: Ulcerative colitis increases risk for colon cancer as well as other systemic diseases. Depending on severity treatment may be mild or very involved, your gastrointestinal specialist can help answer the question in treatment, Over the counter meds have disappointing results and stay away from ibuprofen, Motrin, Advil and aspirin as they may worsen it. ...Read more
Too complicated!: There is no single "good" treatment for ulcerative colitis. Sometimes several different treatment approaches are needed to keep symptoms & damaging inflammation under control. For further information, I suggest one or more of the following: >mayoclinic. Org/patientinformationwww. Gastro. Org/patient-centerwww. Aafp. Org/patient-center ...Read more
See: Http://www. Mayoclinic. Org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763Get a more detailed answer ›
Rarely: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease. The severity of symptoms can wax and wane depending on many factors such as diet, sickness and overall health. One can still have flares and attacks even when on medical therapy. Patients who have many flares despite medical therapy are offered a surgical consultation. ...Read more
No: Given that dr. Ray lala's "healing centre" touts his approach of spinal alignment and minerals can treat problems from cancer to neurological problems, from arthritis to bowel irregularity, from skin conditions to herpes, it would seem implausible that any single treatment could accomplish this as a cause and effect. There are many claims by alternative medicine but few have been proven. ...Read more
How many days after being off treatment can u get retested for clostridium difficile colitis to see if positive or negative.
Usually not: Re-tested as a matter of routine. If you are not better after the prescribed course of treatment then see your doctor or gastroenterologist asap for a re-evaluation of your condition. Don't wait to get more ill or dehydrated. ...Read more
Hello, I m Maninder, my husband is suffering from ulcerative colitis last 4 years, he is taking continue treatment but no any improvement.
See gastroenterology: Hello, ulcerative colitis is a chronic condition which is generally treatable. It sounds like your husband needs to see a gastroenterologist who has experience in treating this condition. There are oral, topical, and I.V. Medications which may be useful in treating this illness. Don't despair, there is treatment which can help your husband. ...Read more
I am suffering from colitis and psoriasis. What treatment should I follow. What about remicade (infliximab).Is there any permanent cure to this. My son will also have?
For psoriasis,: Mutations in any of ~ 14 known genes confer susceptibility, with symptoms triggered by environmental factors, like streptococcal infections & stress. If you'e the only affected family member, your son's estimated risk is ~8-23%. If you're the only one with uc, his risk is ~ 15 x higher than the general population's. Genetic mutations in many different areas have been found in uc. ...Read more
Fulminant UC: Ulcerative colitis flares are challenging. If you have frequent flares and they respond to diet improvements (relation to diet non-compliance) then this flair might also respond to diet improvement. However, a uc flair can rapidly deteriorate to fulminant which is life threatening and requires emergent surgery. Best to check in with your doc. A colonoscopy will make the diagnosis. ...Read more
UC and pregnancy:
It depends. If your ulcerative colitis is well-controlled, your miscarriage rate will be slightly higher than the 1 in 6 of the general population and will, therefore, be followed as a high-risk pregnancy.
Here is a good resource:
http://www. Ccfa. Org/resources/pregnancy-and-ibd. Html ...Read more
Followv up w gi doc: Acute flare up with steroid but many option regarding with maintenance treatment. Your local GI guy would be best serve you. ...Read more
Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you don't need treatment? Just dietary modification?
Yes: UC comes in a variety of places and penetrations. Hopefully you have a limited spectrum. You should have regular evaluations by a GI specialist even if you have mild disease. ...Read more
After my last remicade (infliximab) treatment for my colitis, I saw a little blood then brown in my urine. After a few hours, it was gone. What happened?
Using colocort enema every 3 days to control inflammation from colitis in addition to asacol (mesalamine) daily. Is long time usage of colocort bad? No problem yet
Maybe: Colocort is a steroid medication. Although you are using it in limited fashion and in a topical form, there is still systemic absorption and, over time, steroid side effects can occur (bone loss, glucose intolerance, hip problems, cataracts, etc). Best to discuss your concerns with your provider to see if Mesalamine enemas would help or if you need a different steroid sparing medication. ...Read more