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Is It Safe To Ileitis
Neither: You are 38 and female. You are curious as to the benefit of colonic hydrotherapy or fleets enema. Ideally in your age group neither unless your doctor diagnosis you with a colonic problem. If you are constipated chronically then see a doctor. The bacteria in your colon are important so washing them out is not advised. Watch your diet, drink plenty of water. ...Read more
Generally: drugs which are FDA approved are generally safe and effective. Without an actual examination, I cannot give specific medical advice on your particular health, and if you already know you didn't have a good experience with it before, then it probably won't be good for You this time. It goes out by the liver so liver disease or other drugs that go out by the liver are a big problem with it. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Narcotics not good: For a painful neuropathy, it is important to evaluate what is causing it. Vicodin is a narcotic and narcotics are not good for the chronic pain of a neuropathy. In fact, taking narcotics can actually make the pain worse over time due to an up regulation of pain receptors. Meds good for neuropathy: cymbalta, lyrica, (pregabalin) gabapentin, various seizure meds, anti-depressants... ...Read more
Probably: While any drug taken during pregnancy has the potential to negatively affect the fetus, calcineurin inhibitors like tacrolimus and pimecrolimus are considered category c drugs, which means that they have not been associated with fetal loss or birth defects in animal studies. However, category c also means that these drugs have not been well studies in humans, so there may be potential risks. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
So far : Splenda ( sucralose ) artificial sweetener but for fda it is not natural product even though derived from carbohydrate.So far no proof as carcinogen big problem , i t does not cross blood brain barrier, once goes to brain can not rscape ( come out) , may cause neurological damage , biggest concern with splenda. ...Read more
Is it possible to remove mesenteric fat with surgery ? Note: the question is if it is possible, not if it is preferable or common.
Yes...: Practically anything is "possible" now a-days; but "advisable" is of course a different situation entirely. ...Read more
Medical Supervision: After a thorough consultation to determine that you are an appropriate candidate for accutane, laboratory studies are conducted to exclude any underlying contraindications. Then, the medication may be safely administered. Monthly monitoring with clinical and laboratory evaluations are required. ...Read more
Body's antioxidant: Glutathione is a protein produced by our bodies that is an antioxidant. It plays key roles in clearing toxins and immune function. It is very safe to take though poorly-absorbed unless taken as liposomal or acetyl-L-glutathione. We can also take supplements like N-acetylcysteine, Alpha lipoic acid and milk thistle and eat foods that help our bodies make more of it. See http://tinyurl.com/n2wu2pw ...Read more
Do plan this out: Although pregnancy is protective, watch out for your ms meds. Other than copaxone, (glatiramer) the others have risk for unborn child, especially aubagio, which clearly causes birth defects. So, before getting pregnant, discontinue your meds for a sufficient period of time, which may involve a few months. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Stomach metaplasia: Intestinal metaplasia is the transformation (metaplasia) of epithelium, usually of the stomach or the esophagus , to a type that bears some resemblance to the intestine as seen in barrett's esophagus. Chronic infection caused by h. Pylori infection in the stomach and gerd in the esophagus are seen as the primary instigators of metaplasia and subsequent adenocarcinoma formation. ...Read more
Why not?: If he/she is healthy enough, exercise is good to improve stamina and general well being. I may not advise it in a patient with significant bone metastases. I'd be concerned about he/she falling and breaking a bone. That last part is my pesonal opinion though, i'm sure there can be opposing opinions with much validity. ...Read more
Genetic preposition: Acute ileitis is usually due to microbial infections, e.g., typhoid, though viral infections can also cause acute inflammation. Chronic ileitis or chronic inflammatory bowel disease does not have clearly defined causes and genetic predisposition are only a small part of the etiology. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Many causes: Ileitis is simply an inflammation of the distal small bowel - ileum. Although crohn's disease is a common cause of ileitis, multiple other causes are possible: infections, musculoskeletal inflammatory syndromes, tumors (carcinoid), vasculitis, lack of blood flow, and drugs. Testing is a variable as the diseases which cause ileitis. ...Read more
Crohn's?: Do you mean crohn's disease? If so, it isn't curable but can be managed well under the care of a pediatric gastroenterologist. The causes are not clearly known a it is an autoimmune disorder. See http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmedhealth/pmh0001295/" rel="nofollow" target="_b. ...Read more
Radiology: I have seen that on a ct scan report. It simply means that the terminal ileum (last part of the small intestine and area commonly affected by crohns disease) is inflamed and from the ct scan alone, one cannot rule out crohn's disease. Thus, further testing can be considered to see if this truly is crohns or something else. ...Read more
Does finding a 1-2 mm ulceration in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis mean I have crohns?
How long does bacterial ileitis last? Vom&dia9 wks.Thickening of term ilieum. Mes adenitis&distended bowel loops on u/s. All blood/stool tests normal
Terminal ileum biopsy: unremarkable ileal mucosa. Negative for active/ chronic ileitis, no granulomas seen. Meaning? Good?
Sampling: It is good that there was no pathology in the tissue biopsied. Please keep in mind that the pathologist can only tell you what was in the tissue that was removed, not what is the rest of the body. Lesions in Crohns can be patchy and you need to follow your doctor's advice about follow-up care. ...Read more
Biopsy from terminal ileum during colonoscopy showed "focal ileitis with superficial erosion. No granulomas, no specific cause identified" ?
My 7 yr daughter was diagnosed with terminal ileitis in the ER last night. How serious is this and will it go way? We're seeing a GI soon.
colonoscopy results says ileitis biopsy says benign terminal ileum with prominent payer patches CD3 t cells and CD20 b cells positive is it crohns
What exactly is erythema in the left and right colon? Also what is erythema in the terminal ileum compatible with ileitis?
Inflammation: Erythema is a term used to describe redness that was probably noticed on endoscopy. Erythema usually is non specific and can mean anything from mild irritation during the procedure to something abnormal like infection or an inflammation. Biopsies and pathology is more accurate in identifying the exact problem. Ileitis is swelling of the small bowel and again erythema does not always mean ileitis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer