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What can you do for ulcerative colitis I have had a colonoscopy what meds can be used for this that's affordable?
A number of drugs: There are a number of effective drugs for ulcerative colitis. If you colonoscopy and biopsies do not show atypia, you might be able to avoid a colon resection if you receive appropriate drug therapy. You should be under the care of an excellent gastroenterologist who is best qualified to choose the best drug therapy for you. Good luck! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is 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 the signs ...Read more
Was told i had ulcerative colitis 18 months ago, had another colonoscopy today and he now says Crohn's colitis? What is the difference, thank you
Different diseases: These 2 conditions can be difficult to tell the difference between and pathology review of a biopsy is often needed. Ulcerative colitis only affects the internal lining of the colon. Crohn's disease can affect any part of the intestinal tract from stomach to small bowel ; colon, and affects the full thickness of the bowel wall. Different medical treatments, different risk factors. ...Read more
Well yes, but...: Finding that your colon is inflamed by capsule endoscopy does not MAKE a diagnosis of ulcerative colitis. The distribution of colitis, biopsy findings, IBD markers, as well as ruling out infection & ischemia are all important parts of the diagnosis. If you have UC you will likely need repeated colonoscopy surveillance with histology. Get a GI doctor who hears & can address your expressed concerns. ...Read more
I tested positive for ulcerative colitis on the ibd panel. Yet, my colonoscopy came back normal. What could this mean?
IBD panel is a genet: A + ibd panel is present as a preclinical marker and +in a set number of inflammatory bowel diseases. Since autoimmunity is present as a result of t-helper -1 deficiency, t-helper-2 dominance. This state of illness can be caused by a metabolic dysfunction that is also found in diabetes, ra, psoriasis ect. And in certain cancers. If a b-6 is ( low or high) b-6, function is tested by products of b6. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Hi, my grandma is 85 and has ulcerative colitis. She had about 20 colonoscopies. Is she at risk of HIV or Hepatitis from all of those colonoscopies?
I have reasonably well controlled left-sided ulcerative colitis (on azathioprine and balsalazide), diagnosed approx 34 years ago aged 30. How often should I have surveillance colonoscopy?
Every year...: ...Or maybe 2 (recommendations are slightly different in uk andus). Long term uc ( even left sided) can have increased risk for colon cancer, without going through the usual polyp gone bad over time stages. Colonoscopy with multiple biopsies to check for " dysplasia" are done. If dysplasia (either a precancer change or marker for current nearby ca), need to seriously consider surgery ( various). ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Will a video colonoscopy completely rule out crohans disease, ulcerative colitis and other ibd. Will it also rule out cancer?
Not all: Colonoscopy will rule out colon cancer , ulcerative colitis , ( early uc in remission may not show the disease ) but not crohn's involving only small bowel only , other ibd some times may not have visible pathology . All of these diseases need biopsy as a proof. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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