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Is Ulcerative Colitis Serious
Many options: There are many medications that can be used to treat severe ulcerative colitis. See a gastroenterologist who has a sequential plan of which drugs to try first, then progress to others if those are ineffective. There are many steps involved in the evaluation and treatment of this lifelong problem. Surgery is also an option, but is not without risk or side effects. ...Read more
Islet cell tumors of the pancreas represent the second form of lesion, the first representing lesions of ductal origin that lead to the classic pancreatic carcinoma, most frequently arising in the head. The second group of tumors, those of neuroendocrine origin arise in clustered cells known as islets and which are mainly benign When malignant they spread with a ...Read more
UC: Question as to which is more serious, Crohn's or Ulcerative Colitis, misses the point that these are different intensities of disorder along a spectrum of manifestation wherein intestinal smooth muscle function is hyperdynamic due to neurologic autonomic system impingement & over-stimulation. Ulcerative Colitis represents greater intensity of these dysfunctions; involving inflammation & bleeding. ...Read more
What to do if I have been diagnosed with severe ulcerative colitis and also severe psoriasis. is there any connection?
No: There is no direct connection but the two diseases can be effective treated with the same TNF medication. ...Read more
My husband is currently suffering from ulcerative colitis and has a serious flare up where he is so inflamed that he is unable to pass any stool?
Is primary sclerosing cholangitis only associated with severe Ulcerative Colitis? Or is it associated with mild disease too?
With all UC: It is associated with UC regardless of how bad it is. That being said, you don't need to have UC to get PSC. ...Read more
I may be starting remicade (infliximab) treatment in few weeks for severe left sided ulcerative colitis. Can I use predinosone for temp relief?
Not on your own: Ulcerative colitis is a serious medical condition that need to be under constant medical supervision to achieve prolonged periods of remissions, and prevent complications like bleeding , colitis, perforations , systemic diseases and malignancy , if your physician prescribes predinosone (steroids) you should take. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
I am seeing a GI dr but just would like more feedback on how long it is safe to stay on 40mg of prednisone for severe ulcerative colitis?
Quicker the better: Treatment of uc with Prednisone is challenging. Prednisone 40 is a solid dose. There is no definite "safe amount of time." prednisone's side effects affect the body slowly, so i would say one month would be completely ok and then the longer you stay on such a dose, the more side effects (bloating, irritability, fluid retention, etc) you will have. Work with GI to limit use of predniosone. G.Luck. ...Read more
Had a subtotal colectomy over 8 yrs ago a j pouch resrction and part of my rectum removed due to ulcerative colitis and extetensive adhesions had a severe pain in rectum area and pelvic region had a complete hystotectomy also I have no ins.?
Hard to tell...: Without an examination. Pouchituts is a painful inflammation of the rectal pouch treated with antibiotics. Urinary bladder infection can cause pelvic discomfort. Adhesion form after all surgery & do not generally cause pain unless there is a bowel obstruction with vomiting & no bowel function. Needs a physician examination. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I have mild ulcerative colitis, today i had a sudden onset of severe abdominal pain/bloating, nasea and bright red blood should I go to er?
Yes: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon, in which the lining becomes inflamed and develops tiny ulcers. Uc is the result of an abnormal response by your body's immune system by sending white blood cells into the lining of the intestines, where they produce chronic inflammation and ulcerations. Uc can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent bowel movements and occasionally bleeding. ...Read more
xarelto & Percocet for last wk. have severe abdominal pain w/ rectal bleeding. Could it be ulcerative colitis where diarrhea is stopped from opiods?
My 14 yr. Old son has severe ulcerative colitis...He is on remecaid. He has a real bowel movement last night but this morning had loose, black stool. ?
Black stool: Call his GI doctor as this could indicate a serious issue. ...Read more
Would a regular abdominal/pelvis CT scan with contrast and barium suspension reveal moderate to severe ulcerative colitis / Crohn's?
Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and can lead to colon cancer. The disease requires treatment with medication and can also end up needing to be treated with surgery. ...Read more
Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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