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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more


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What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients , even Crohn's is treated successfully ?

What are the hidden rare forgotten reasons behind absence  of bowel movement (lazy bowel) for Crohn's patients , even Crohn's is treated successfully ?

Constipation?: Absence of bowel movements is usually due to constipation and believe it or not Crohns patients can get constipated. Good control of the disease also can reduce bowel movements. If you are under good control and you see your doctor regularly it could be constipation or diverticular disease. Advise you follow up with your GI doctor and be sure he checks you. ...Read more

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What could cause inflammation in cecum and ileum not caused by crohns ulcerative colitis medication or infection?

Hmmm....: How do we know it is none of those? Biopsy would be the next step in determining a cause, but you must have had a biopsy to know that it was none of the above? I would suspect that this is Crohn's - maybe mild. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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Which is a more serious disease: Crohn's or ulcerative colitis?

Which is a more serious disease: Crohn's or ulcerative colitis?

UC: Question as to which is more serious, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, misses the point that these are different intensities of disorder along a spectrum of manifestation wherein intestinal smooth muscle function is hyperdynamic due to neurologic autonomic system impingement & over-stimulation. Ulcerative Colitis represents greater intensity of these dysfunctions; involving inflammation & bleeding. ...Read more

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Small ulcer in terminal ileum, biopsy: In Eosinophil fokal chronic active ileites, lymphoid hyperplasia. non specific colitis. Crohn ruled out. any suggest?

Yes: Call up the G.I. doctor that did the test he can give you more specific information about diagnosis and treatment for your condition ...Read more

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Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Diagnosed with Crohn's after finding ulcer in ileum. Isn't this a misdiagnosis, and in fact ulcerative ileitis?

Crohn's vs. Ileitis: A biopsy may be required to establish the diagnosis. It can be difficult to distinguish the two otherwise. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15017486 ...Read more

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Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease ?

Can chrons disease be confused with diverticular disease
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It's Possible: Crohn's disease may affect any part of the intestinal tract (mouth-to-anus) whereas diverticulitis usually affects the sigmoid colon. However, both cause inflammation that may be difficult to differentiate by ct scan alone. Colonoscopy and pathology evaluation should aid in the differentiation, as well as one's personal history. ...Read more

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Terminal ileum absorptionmultiple super ficial ulcer, ileocaecal valve ulcer, colorectal mucosa up to caecum .What treatment i need to take ?

Terminal ileum absorptionmultiple super ficial ulcer, ileocaecal valve ulcer, colorectal mucosa up to caecum .What treatment i need to take ?

IBD: Two inflammatory disorders of unknown cause affecting intestinal tract are crohn disease and ulcerative colitis.They share many common features and are collectively known as 'inflammatory bowel disease' both are chronic, relapsing inflammatory disorders of obscure origin. Fat/vitamin malabsorption are common in crohn disease. Malignant potential are present in both.In crohn response to surgery good. ...Read more

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What causes chronic inflammatory cavities in direct communication with anastomosis ?

What causes chronic inflammatory cavities in direct communication with anastomosis  ?

May be diverticuliti: Your question suggests an intraabdominal inflammatory condition, perhaps diverticulitis or ulcerative colitis, with associated surgical procedures. Evaluation by your primary medical provider is in order for your clarification, and for plan of action if needed. ...Read more

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Disseminated peritoneal disease with long segment bowel wall thickening, multiple hepatic and renal nodules - are in favour of neoplastic etiology?

Disseminated peritoneal disease with long segment bowel wall thickening, multiple hepatic and renal nodules - are in favour of neoplastic etiology?

7 YO? Can't post yet: Have to be 17 to post. Seven years old is too young to post, and requires speaking to your pediatrician about your questions until you're old enough to post. Thanks! ...Read more

Dr. Bernard Seif
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Distal Colitis (Definition)

Distal colitis = inflammation at the ...Read more