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How Do You Get Ulcerative Colitis
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
No: Irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) is a functional GI disorder, meaning symptoms are caused by changes in how the GI tract works. People with a functional GI disorder have frequent symptoms; however, the GI tract does not become damaged. Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the large intestine, in which the lining becomes inflamed and develop open sores, or ulcers, that produce pain. ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: The cause of Ulcerative Colitis is unknown. We know there is an increased risk if there is a family history, so genetics plays a part. Look at the National Library of Medicine's section on UC for a good synopsis of symptoms and general approaches to treatment. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmedhealth/PMH0001296/#adam_000250.disease.causes ...Read more
Depends: Depends entirely on the severity of the disease. ...Read more
Crohn's colitis: Can cause bleeding too, but less frequently. Ulcerative colitis is a disease that affects mainly the mucosa or the inner lining, so rectal bleeding is more common. Crohn's colitis, in contrast, affects the entire wall of the colon, so perforations and fistulas are more common. ...Read more
Can you tell me how to get rid of the discomfort feeling.. when suffering from ulcerative colitis?
Medications: The best way to minimize the discomfort from UC (pain, diarrhea, poor appetite, bleeding) is to take UC medications that decrease the inflammation in your colon. Some medications are delivered by mouth, others by enema, and others by IV or injection. The types of medications that are appropriate for you should be discussed with your GI doctor. ...Read more
I've had ulcerative colitis for less than a year, dr tried to get me off of cholystramine but diarrhea comes back, what else can I try?
Diarrhea and UC: Diarrhea in ulcerative colitis implies that the colitis is not under control or in remission. Cholestyramine only treats the symptom, but there are other medicines which can get the ulcerative colitis itself under control, which will allow the diarrhea to resolve. If you have persistent diarrhea, you should see your doctor to go over those alternatives. Good luck. ...Read more
Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?
I heard that when people get older ulcerative colitis' symptoms might be disappeared. Is that true? Or the duration of remission becomes longer? Thank
IBD: Perhaps there is some confusion inflammatory bowel disease(ibd)refers specifically to ulcerative colitis and crohn's diseasr. If a person has been informed that he or she has ibd then the diagnosis is either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. Inflammation in the intestine caused by infection or other causes may mimic ibd & thus not be either ulcerative colitis or crohn's. ...Read more
I got diagnosed with the type two herpes virus a year ago. A short while after i was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Did i get uc since I have herp?
Generally yes: Mercaptopurine or 6-mp (and related azathiprine, aza) are sometimes used in the treatment of ibd - they have been assigned to pregnancy category d by the fda, since early reports of receiving 6-mp in the first trimester appeared to have an increased incidence of abortions. However recent studies concluded that aza and 6-mp are safe and well tolerated during pregnancy. See your OB md for advice. ...Read more
As child had c diff. ulcerative colitis from antibiotics for urinary infections. Could this be reason I get painful stools that bleed now as adult?
Odd situation: It is not rare for someone to get colitis from C.difficile , but to cause ulcerative colitis would be.That label is usually reserved for a lifelong process that is rarely seen in kids, I never did in > 30 yrs of pediatric practice.Painful and bloody stools require proper evaluation in adults for best outcome.The y can arise from infections, constipation, cancer or true inflammatory bowel disease. ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis and starting to get a sore throat and cough. Could a cold or flu cause a bad ulcerative colitis flare up?
Possibly: A 'cold' is caused by a viral infection. As your body mobilizes an immune response to that infection, it might decrease the response it is giving the ulcerative colitis. The response to uc is also an immune response to some degree. The medications you are on to treat the uc may also affect your response to a cold and vice versa. ...Read more
Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and can lead to colon cancer. The disease requires treatment with medication and can also end up needing to be treated with surgery. ...Read more
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