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Colitis (Definition)

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I was diagnosed with acute colitis three months back and treated.What kind of food should I eat to stay safe? Is drinking beer ok(1-2 times/month)

I was diagnosed with acute colitis three months back and treated.What kind of food should I eat to stay safe? Is drinking beer ok(1-2 times/month)

Depends: On individual, but some people find that reducing dairy products is helpful, as well as difficult to digest foods (corn), and foods that produce lots of gas (broccoli, asparagus, cauliflower, beans). Alcohol is not good, and i would not recommend it. Others find that reducing gluten in their diet may help. Still others find no problems with any foods at all. You should address ? To GI doctor. ...Read more

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Is acutane safe to use if you have colitis? I will be monitored by gi, my dermatologist assures me he's done this before and no one has gotten sick even if they already have a pre-existing condition.

Is acutane safe to use if you have colitis? I will be monitored by gi, my dermatologist assures me he's done this before and no one has gotten sick even if they already have a pre-existing condition.

Likely: While Accutane may cause colitis and generalized inflammation of the GI tract, it does not necessarily cause an exacerbation of an underlying colitis condition; so, given that you are under the supervision of two competent physicians, this is a safe situation;. ...Read more

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Is it safe to become pregnant with ulcerative colitis?

Is it safe to become pregnant with ulcerative colitis?

Yes but..: You should discuss your desire to get pregnant with your GI doctor. It is best to wait till you're in remission to avoid a flare up with pregnancy. ...Read more

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I have been given a 5 day course klindamicin after dental work budapest. I read it had high risk of pseudomembranous colitis. Are short courses safe?

Colitis: Yes, on a short regimen of clindamycin you should be fine. If you suspect pseudomembranous colitis, go to your doctor, they will likely prescribed you metronidazole (flagyl) to help get rid of it. Clindamycin has gotten a bad reputation for causing pseudomembranous colitis but the literature on this shows that clindamycin has about the same change of causing SC as many other commonly used Abs. ...Read more

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Is it safe to get pregnant while taking mercaptopurine for ulcerative colitis?

Is it safe to get pregnant while taking mercaptopurine for ulcerative colitis?

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

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I was recently told I am allergic to mold, yeast, milk, potato and rice. I also have colitis. What foods are safe for me to eat?

It depends: … On how are you were diagnosed with these food allergies and what type of colitis you have. It would probably be a good idea for you to see a gastroenterologist, if you have not, to discuss these issues, and to determine if you truly have colitis, and if so, what type it is. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is c diff colitis still contagious after a round of broad spec. IV antibiotics? Can my 1 month old baby catch it from me? How can we keep her safe?

Is c diff colitis still contagious after a round of broad spec. IV antibiotics? Can my 1 month old baby catch it from me? How can we keep her safe?

Not likely: You could take Probiotics, available in most drug and health food stores without a prescription, they are "good" bacteria that colonize in the gut and may help keep C. diff. infection from recurring. ...Read more

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I have been in remision from ulcerative colitis. If i want to take a nsaid aka motrin is it okay or will this cause a flare up? Which nsaids are safe?

I have been in remision from ulcerative colitis. If i want to take a nsaid aka motrin is it okay or will this cause a flare up? Which nsaids are safe?

Likely flare: Nsaid's are well know to flare uc. Check with your GI doctor. Some people can get away with limited amounts occasionally. ...Read more