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Colitis (Definition)

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With ulcerative colitis should I worry each time blood comes out even if a little?

With ulcerative colitis should I worry each time blood comes out even if a little?

Yes: Bleeding from your bottom is not normal. Even if you have only a centimeter of inflammation in the rectum (proctitis) that can respond with mesalamine suppositories, you should aim for complete healing of the colon. Longstanding uncontrolled inflammation increases your risk of eventual colon cancer. ...Read more

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With ulcerative colitis should I worry every time blood comes out even if its a little?

With ulcerative colitis should I worry every time blood comes out even if its a little?

Depends: If you are on maintenance therapy and have no other symptoms, ie well controlled uc, probably nothing to worry about unless the bleeding increases in volume or frequency. Notify your doctor who is managing your uc and ask their opinion. If the bleeding is new, it may indicate that you are the onset of a flare and for sure need to discuss with your GI doctor. ...Read more

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I have an anal fissure, and have a fam history of hemrds and possible colitis, it got serious 9 days ago bright blood sprayin when bm is this er?

I have an anal fissure, and have a fam  history of  hemrds  and possible colitis, it got serious 9 days ago bright  blood  sprayin when bm is this er?

Rectal bleeding: Copious rectal bleeding, or bleeding with associated light-headedness or dizziness should be evaluated immediately in the emergency department. Small amounts of blood or sporadic bleeding should be evaluated but can be done in your doctor's office. Do not skip this step; any bleeding has the potential of being very serious. ...Read more

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Diagnosed with u colitis. What is the best treatment ? Also passing a little blood with stool.

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

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I have ulcerative colitis, I usually have light blood when I go through a flare but past 2 days I've noticed black blood or mucus on tissue too???

I have ulcerative colitis, I usually have light blood when I go through a flare but past 2 days I've noticed black blood or mucus on tissue too???

Call GI or your GP: If you are worried about a flare with symptoms that are atypical for you, contact your treating physician. A little blood is not as worrisome as black stools (melena) and mucoid stools. Your doctor may want to run tests to check for anemia and inflammation or prescribe a medicine to help with your flare. Be sure to hydrate well and to use your usual pain control regimen. ...Read more

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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?

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?

Not sure: Bloody urine may come from anything in the urinary tract. Cysts, inflammation, and cancer are possibilities.You should probably have this checked out by your doctor. ...Read more

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Stigmaoscopy showed patchy inflamation in splendic flexure but bloods scan xray all clear can this be from constipation or does it have to be colitis?

Stigmaoscopy showed patchy inflamation in splendic flexure but bloods scan xray all clear can this be from constipation or does it have to be colitis?

Colitis: Colitis is a nonspecific term referring to inflammation of the colon. It can have many causes, including infection, auto-immune (ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease), low blood flow (ischemia), and constipation to name a few. Ask your gastroenterologist what their opinion is, and what should be done. Above all, don't worry - it will be OK. Hope this helps! ...Read more