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Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more


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Is constipation common with colitis too?

Is constipation common with colitis too?

Can occur: In colitis whether it be ulcerative or Crohn's type the gamut of GI disturbances all the way from constipation to diarrhea can certainly occur. However, under your CONDITIONS you've not listed anything having to do with COLITIS. Are you diagnosed with this problem or are you asking on another's behalf? More questions? Feel free to write me: www.healthtap.com/drsaghafi Key Code: PDXFNR ...Read more

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How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

How common is gangrene as a side effect of colitis?

It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It is a very late stage of ischemia and infection and most people will present to the hospital or their doctors long before it gets that bad. The exception would be if you take large amounts of steroids which may mask the signs and symptoms. ...Read more

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Can some types of colitis make it harder to get pregnant and have children?

Pregnancy : The main concern about pregnancy and ulcerative colitis is after having surgery (colectomy) in which adhesions (scarring) can obstruct the Fallopian tubes. But pregnancy can still be achieved with assisted reproductive technologies. ...Read more

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I'm curious if I have ibd syndrome / colitis, however i feel like these conditions are fads right now. How common are these?

I'm curious if I have ibd syndrome / colitis, however i feel like these conditions are fads right now. How common are these?

Not fads: Ibs and colitis two different things . Ibs DX of exclusion. Colitis is a DX of inclusion . Ibs can be associated with anxiety, colitis can be infectious or autoimmune . Etc. ...Read more

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What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, (mesalamine) canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more

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How can children get ulcerative colitis? How is it treated?

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

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Can someone have Ulcerative Colitis for years and not know? Or would that be unusual? I heard its very common in Crohns. What about UC?

Yes: People can have UC but not feel it for a reasonable amount of time. They can present with diarrheas to the ER multiple times until they get a scope and then make the diagnosis, ...Read more