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Colonic Diseases Ulcerative 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. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 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. ...Read more
My colon results show 90% ulcerative colitis and 10% Crohn's disease. Whats 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. ...Read more
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. ...Read moreSee 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. ...Read more
Colonoscopy showed an area of mild congested mucosa in recto-sigmoid colon. Does it sound like ulcerative colitis or Crohn's disease?
Is their a cure for ulcerative colitis? Is colon removal the only option? Had flared since may 2013, almost a breaking point :-(
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 ...Read more
Im 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. ...Read more
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