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Diverticulitis And Colonics
No reason to: If you truly have an episode of diverticulitis (acute infection) then a "colonic" would be very risky. If you simply have diverticulosis (the presence of diverticuli) you may still be at a somewhat increased risk for colonic perforation. The larger question is why would you do a colonic in the first place? They provide no medical benefits. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have a colonic entamoeba colicyst,ihave taken metronidazole.entamoizole,tn,etc but in vain. what can i do to get healthy?
Can i take magnesium citrate for constipation if I do not have a colon? I have a j-pouch from and anastamosis.
I do not have health insurance, I have ulcerative colitis-untreated and am in a flare up, what can I do?
serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse.Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating.Some find a bland diet helps.Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more
I discharged myself from hospital against medical advice. I have a perforated bowel and diverticulitis what should I do to get better?
I'm 20 years old and I have been told I have chronic constipation, impacted colon and a enlarge colon, what to do?
Get a plan: You will want a supervised plan of dis-impaction, scheduled evacuations during the day (assisted as needed) and a stool wetting agent (not fiber) to keep your stools soft. Plan for a year or so of work to retrain your system and you should see eventual improvement. Short term interventions will usually fail.Good luck. ...Read more
I have had surgery for diverticulitis and cannot have nuts. Can i eat pistachios because I have heard it's a seed, not a nut?
Pistachio is a nut: No, pistachio is a nut and not a seed. ...Read more
I had a barium enema because of diverticulitis problems and haven't heard results. How long should I wait?
How to manage it: Ulcerative colitis is a disease that requires proper medical management to achieve a prolonged remissions , by medication diet & adjustment of personal environment , only cure is by surgery , need close surveillance by frequent colonoscopies to detect colon ca in early stages has incidence of 8% in 20 yrs , 18% in 30 years. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes it can recur : Surgery usually involves a resection of the part of the colon infected so that a recurrence can occur in another part of the colon. As far as diet is concerned the diverticular diet was devised in the 1920s and excluded all seeds, etc.(things that dont get digested) however in more recent years these things do not seem to be a cause of diverticulitis. In the 1920s a physician found a seed in the. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: Once you develop acute diverticulitis you should stop eating blueberries and other foods which contain significant amounts of fiber. With these symptoms you need a a clear liquid diet which does not leave residue for your colon to digest. Please consult further with a gastroenterologist. I wish you well with your health! ...Read more
My surgeon doc told me I have colitis but I don't suffer with diarrhea can this be right? I thought having colitis gives people diarrhea
It is possible.: it is possible to have colitis and have a wide range of symptoms, ranging from no symptoms at all to perforation of the bowel, and everything in between. Common symptoms include diarrhea, but less common symptoms would include abdominal pain, fever, chills,obstruction of the colon, and even constipation. Follow the advice of your physician. Good luck. ...Read more
I am unemployed and uninsured. I have a question about Endometriosis. Can I just live with endometriosis without surgery? Will I die if I don't?
For a year now I have problems concerning bowel movements, even if I'm not constipated I have to strain.so what can I do to avoid hemerrhoids?
I am working in remote Zambia and have a painful UTI. I don't have access to a doctor/hospital, but do have Cipro (ciprofloxacin) with me. Can you recommend a dose?
Treatment with Cipro (ciprofloxacin): For uncomplicated UTIs, 250 mg twice a day for 5 days should do it. For a more serious infection 500 mg twice a day for 7-10 days would be more appropriate ...Read more
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