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Ileostomy Ulcerative Colitis Controlled
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
My husband has a j pouch for 2 years after surgery for ulcerative colitis & an iliostomy bag now reversed. Research estimate j pouch lasts 10 yrs?
What medical procedure or surgery may i need to help control my ulcerative colitis?
What are the procedures names and how are the done?
UC operations: Depending upon the extent of disease, age of patient, biopsies, and patient desires, patients with uc often undergo either a complete proctocolectomy (removal of rectum and colon), total colectomy with preservation of some or all of rectum. Occasionally we recommend a diverting ileostomy (small bowel ostomy) either permanent or temporary. This is complex. Detailed discussion is needed. ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis from 8 years. Not much improvement from medication. Is it good to take aloevera gel to control the symptoms?
Yes: Yes , if it helps you and make you feel better, sorry you are suffering for 8 years from this terrible disease, make sure go go for regular colonoscopy examination, incidence of malignancy increases with time, some intractable cases even may need a total colectomy , follow your doctor(s) advise. ...Read more
Hi, im justin 27 male, ulcerative colitis. I have controlled my uc by taking ling zhi herbal alternative to steriod. However I have fever daily. :-(?
Fever and UC: The herbal alternative is likely not the issue in your case. The fevers are concerning. Keep a diary of your daily temperatures. Okay to check in with your doc. You may benefit from an exam, possible imaging and blood draw. Ulcerative colitis carries risk for fistula, ulcers, abscess. Good luck. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Have left sided ulcerative colitis that is now getting under control. When i sleep on my left side, feel minor pressur in the left abdom area. Normal?
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
Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer