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Doctor insights on: Is There A Link Between Endometriosis And Ulcerative Colitis

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


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Is there a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Is there a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Not necessarily : However you could have crohn's disease involving the appendix only diagnosed after undergoing an appendectomy for prsumed appendicitis and getting a pathology report demonstrating active crohn's colitis. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between colitis and diverticulosis?

Is there a difference between colitis and diverticulosis?

yes: These are two different problem. Diverticulosis means pockets in colon specially in sigmoid part but these pockets are not infected. When infected called diverticulitis. Colitis is infection or inflammation of inner lining of the colon. ...Read more

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

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What is a connection between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

No connection: Crohn disease affects any part(s) of gastrointstinal tract, mouth to anus including appendix. The abdominal pain associated with crohn disease can be severe enough to simulate acute appendicitis. ...Read more

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Is there a link between estrogen and GI issues/pancreatitis?

Is there a link between estrogen and GI issues/pancreatitis?

Obesity: both raises estrogen and increases risk of gallstones. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/1775472781/devils-diet for some entertaining thoughts on obesity ...Read more

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Is it true that there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Is it true that there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease?

Only in that : Crohns ileitis and appendicitis are difficult to distinguish clinically sometimes. But these days with accurate ct scanning, it usually is not a problem to distinguish between the two. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship beteeen ulcerative colitis and psuedo tumors?

Is there a relationship beteeen ulcerative colitis and psuedo tumors?

Yes: Normal mucosa protrudes between ulcer areas in ulcerative colitis , which look like polyps really they are not polyps, called pseudo (false ) polyps or tumors. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and regular colitis?

Colitis is a: general term for inflammation of the colon and can be due to many thing including vascular or blood supply problems, infections and idiopathic meaning not a clear cause. Ulcerative colitis is a very specific term that refers to one of the inflammatory bowel diseases in the colitis category . Diagnosis and management of each form of colitis is quite different as is the prognosis, so may sure your i ...Read more

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Is there a direct link between tubal ligation and endometriosis? And is endometriosis genetic?

Is there a direct link between tubal ligation and endometriosis? And is endometriosis genetic?

No/YEs: No direct link but yes there is a genetic component to endometriosis. Many parents and siblings and families have it. But it may be more or less severe in different family members. Some women may have pain symptoms and others infertility, or both. ...Read more

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I hear there is a link between appendicitis and Crohn's disease. Is that true?

Crohn's ileitis: Can be mistaken for acute appendicitis clinically. These days, ct scan should be able to differentiate the two. One does not cause the other. It is possible to get isolated crohn's appendicitis, but very rare. ...Read more

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Is there a difference between colitis and enteritis ?

Is there a difference between colitis and enteritis ?

Colitis/enteritis: Colitis is mainly inflammation of the colon or large bowel, while enteritis designates inflammation of the small bowel. Enterocolitis will designate inflammation of both small and large bowel. ...Read more

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What is the disparity between Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Unclear question: If by disparity you mean "the difference between" then: ulcerative colitis affects just the large intestine(colon) and causes bloody diarrhea and abdominal pain. The inflammation is superficial on the bowel lining. Crohns causes deep inflammation through the whole bowel wall and affects anywhere in the GI tract from lips to anus.Symptoms of crohns can be more severe and can cause bowel obstruction. ...Read more

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What is the difference between eosinophilic colitis and ulcerative colitis?

Allergic v. immune: Eosinophils in preponderance suggest "allergy, " so a colitis associated w/ increased eosinophils may be due to a medicine. Ulcerative colitis (uc), however, is an autoimmune inflammatory bowel disease affecting only the colon, with occasional "backwash" ileitis in the distal small intestine. Steroids, methotrexate, imuran, (azathioprine) ; others are for uc... ...Read more

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Is there any relation between ulcerative colitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis?

Is there any relation between ulcerative colitis and primary sclerosing cholangitis?

Yes: Unfortunately there is a relationship , 5 % of ulcerative colitis ( uc ) will have sclerosing cholangitis (sc ) 25% to 90% of sc patients will have uc, to less extent with crohn's disease. ...Read more

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What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

What is the difference between colitis disease and diverticulitis?

Very different: Colitis is inflammation of the colon. It is commonly seen with inflammatory disease of the colon (ulcerative colitis). Any area of the colon can become inflamed with this. Diverticulosis is having small pockets that poke out of the bowel wall. Diverticulosis is when one of these pockets gets infected or inflamed. This is usually more localized, like in the left sigmoid colon. ...Read more

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What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and pancolitis?

What is the difference between ulcerative colitis and pancolitis?

See below: Pancolitis is just a description of colitis that is affecting the entire colon, & it can come from all types of colitis such as infectious colitis , crohn's colitis, or others. Ulcerative colitis is a specific form of colitis or colon inflammation diagnosed by colonoscpoy & biopsy & which might also cause a pancolitis. ...Read more

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Is there a relationship between ulcerative colits and my residual thymus tissue?

Is there a relationship between ulcerative colits and my residual thymus tissue?

Unlikely: Not to my knowledge, we all have some residual thymus tissue, it causes a problem in neuromuscular disorders but not in GI problems. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

A form of Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that affects mostly the large bowel (colon and rectum). It causes pain, cramping, bloody diarrhea, and sometimes fever, fatigue, weight ...Read more


Dr. Michael Traub
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Endometriosis (Definition)

A painful condition where the lining tissue of the uterus grows outside the uterus. This tissue causes pain when it bleeds ...Read more