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Colon Removal Surgery Ulcerative Colitis
Is their a cure for ulcerative colitis? Is colon removal the only option? Had flared since may 2013, almost a breaking point :- (
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 ...Read more
I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 yrs getting routine colonoscopies every 2 years. Last one showed cancer tumor. Full or partial colon removal?
Probably: Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery.See 1 more doctor answer
I have had ulcerative colitis for 13 years. A recent colonoscopy showed a cancer tumor in the right side of colon. Should I go for a full or partial colon removal?
Probably: Best is total colon removal because leaving diseased colon in place would keep you at future risk for more colon cancers in the future, and you would need frequent colonoscopy. Can get off colitis medications with surgery. Best to see a colon rectal surgery specialist, maybe at a university, who has extensive experience in ileo-anal pouch surgery.See 2 more doctor answers
My colon results show 90% ulcerative colitis and 10% Crohn's disease. What's the percentage of pouch surgery being successful?
Inflammatory Bowel: I think you should see an experienced functional medicine doctor or integrative medicine doctor in addition to your GI doctor and surgeon. Watch Dr Mark Hyman's YouTube videos on your condition. Also, if you have not changed your diet already, strictly remove gluten and dairy from your diet. I wish you the very best.
How common is having ulcerative colitis for few years and then after surgery checking the colon u find out they have Crohn's disease instead?
Not uncommon: Both ulcerative colitis and crohns are an inflammatory disease process. They share several features and can be challenging to diagnose/treat. A specimen removed from the bowel and sent to a pathologist for an exam under microscope makes the diagnosis. In addition to uc/crohns the pathologic exam can find cancer and/or diverticulitis. Stay with your care team. Nicotine cessation will help.See 1 more doctor answer
I'm 29 going for ulcerative colitis surgery removing the whole colon and then having pouch surgery. Later in life what's the chances of geting pergnant.
Pretty good: In younger age group with pouch, getting pregnant is pretty good, long term results are also good with vaginal delivery or by c section. Speak to your doctor (s), may be at a slightly high risk pregnancy for recurrence of disease. (not very significant risk) and need team of experts to carry through good luck.
I'm a patient who's had ulcerative colitis narly 4 years im going for surgery, when my colon is removed and looked at could it show up crohns?
I had a disease named ulcerative colitis then I surgeries done remove the whole colon. They put a pouch there. Suggest for further life eating n life?
You will be OK: Diseases colon which has a potential of developing cancer was removed, pouch will help you to have near normal bowel function, you need to be follows by your doctors especially the remaining rectal stump need to be checked, probably you may have on a diet that suits the pouch, females can get pregnant, join support groups good luck with your pouch.
Why do sugar/fried foods worsen my ulcerative colitis symptoms? Do they affect my flora? Do they irritate the colon lining? Specifically, why?
Excellent question: sugar upsets your flora. Single most imp cause for ulc colitis is hidden food allergy. Aggravation of your symptoms is a marker for food allergy. Look for the cause. Please visit us at www. Ehacstl. Com to learn more about treating the cause of illness. If interested Please make an appointment. Also search for dr Majid Ali & bowel disease on YouTube to learn in detail real nature of ulc colitis
I was dignosed with ulcerative colitis its been nearly 4years now. When my colon is removed and looked at can they diagnose me with Crohn's disease?
You probably have UC: You have ulcerative colitis for 4 years. If you have been taking medication and avoid flare ups you may not need to have your colon removed. If your colon is removed they will examine it under the microscope just as they have the biopsies from colonoscopy. It will confirm the disease.See 1 more doctor answer
You can't always.: Symptoms for colon cancer and ulcerative colitis can be similar. These include weight loss, changes in bowel habits, diarrhea, and sometimes blood in the stool. The only way to rule out colon cancer is with a colonoscopy. If you have a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis, you are at a higher risk of getting colon cancer. So see a doctor for any of these symptoms!
How can I reduce the risk of getting colon cancer? I have ulcerative colitis so I understand I'm already at a higher risk.
What % can colon cancer return with ulcerative colitis after cancer tumor is removed from that part of colon?
High risk of cancer: Recurrence risk given cancer is a function of the stage of cancer when diagnosed, independent of uc. However, uc patients have an approximately 1% per year risk of new cancer appearing. Because of this high risk, total colectomy has been the standard of care for uc. If you have any colon left, it should be examined and biopsied periodically looking for dysplasia, the precursor of cancerous change.See 2 more doctor answers
On average, how long before low grade dysplasia of the colon becomes cancer for patients with ulcerative colitis 9 years.
Dyplasia: That is a great question for your gastroenterologist or surgeon. Who is taking care of you? It is impossible to say for sure. You deserve to have the advice of a physician who knows you and the specifics about your condition.See 1 more doctor answer
I acquired bronchiectasis after my colon was removed due to ulcerative colitis. Probiotics made my bronchiectasis disappear. Could this be a cure?
Not a cure, but a: Great remedy/supplement for you apparently. The human microbiome is now becoming the next hot topic in medicine, at all the medicinal value available within us in our guts in how we are 10% human cells, and 90% bacterial, and the symbiosis creates an 'Amazon Rain Forest' type of effect of producing bacteria that secrete enzymes, and help digest our foods better, and keep us healthy. Keep taking itSee 1 more doctor answer
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.
Can a colonoscopy prep cause irritation in the colon in the internal rectum that looks exactly like Ulcerative Colitis when the pictures are taken.
Outside of being screened often for colon cancer (colonoscopies), what can I do to lower my colon cancer risk as an ulcerative colitis patient?
Most important: Is polyp removal through recommended colonoscopy screenings. The longer you have had UC/inflammatory bowel disease, and if more than 1/3 to 1/2 of your colon is involved, the greater your risk of developing colorectal cancer. Controlling bowel inflammation by complying with your medication regimen is likely to be preventive. Avoid alcohol, tobacco, obesity. Low fat/high fiber diet, NSAIDs +/-
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