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Is Colitis Common In Children
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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
I'm curious if I have ibd syndrome / colitis, however i feel like these conditions are fads right now. How common are these?
Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more
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
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