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Montelukast and levocetrizine dihydrochloride tablet montgro-l has been prescribed for chest and nasal congestion and duodenal ulceration. Is that ok?
I have ulcerative colitis but also have chronic inflammation in duodenum. So can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue occur together as I am INDIAN.
I live in india. I have ulcerative colitis but also have inflammation in Duodenum(D2). What could be the cause for this Inflammatio??
Could be Crohn's: Lots of things cause duodenitis, most commonly H. pylori infection or medications such as ibuprofen. Something else to consider is that your ulcerative colitis might actually be Crohn's disease. This mistake is frequently made in the diagnosis of inflammatory bowel disease. Some people even undergo colectomy only to have recurrent symptoms in the small intestine more typical of Crohn's disease. ...Read more
I had ulcerative colitis but also had chronic inflammation in duodenum.What could be reason for this inflammation? And how to diagnose it?
Important: This is an important question. It really raises the question of whether you have Crohn's disease instead of ulcerative colitis. Make sure your GI reviews your pathology slides. Additionally if you need a colonoscopy any time soon, make sure to get an upper endoscopy done as well so they can re-biopsy your duodenum. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I had ulcerative colitis but also had inflammation in duodenum.it causes deficiency of vitamin b12,d,iron and hair loss. What could be reason for it??
Vitamin: colitis can cause degrees of malabsorption if that's the case you can be vitamin deficient this could cause B12 Folic Acid and other vitamin deficiencies which might contribute to your hair loss or other medical problems seek medical care with your internist or gastroenterologist good luck ...Read more
Not really: Duodenal ulcers do not heal on their own as these are caused by h pylori infection and need antibiotics and acid suppression therapy to heal.In rare cases these may heal on its own with proper diet and acid suppression, that was the case in past before we knew that these ulcers are caused by bacteria. ...Read more
Cuts down stom acid: It is an effective medicine in treating inflammation and pain in the stomach. It is in a class of drugs known as an H2 blocker and has been used for years to treat stomach related issues. There are now other, stronger medicines available, so Zantac (ranitidine) is less frequently used. ...Read more
Very complex: The pathophysiology of stress-related ulcers is complex. Infection with h pylori is by now a well-known factor. Chronic stress can lead to changes in GI blood flow that allows breakdown and disrepair of protective barriers to stomach & intestinal lining -- resulting in tiny micro-erosions that proceed to larger ones (ulcers). Patients in the ICU often experience such changes also. ...Read more