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Not for ulc. colitis: If the ileostomy was done for rx of ulcerative colitis that wasn't responding to meds, then not needed. May need occasional meds for symptomatic rx, e.g. Antidiarrheals. Joint issues, eye issues, skin issues often resolve after removal of the colon. Liver issues may not. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Domperidone: There are few medicines available that speed up gastric emptying. Domperidone is the most useful and is not available for sale in the USA. Metoclopramide (reglan) can be used, but has serious neurological side effects. The e-mycin drugs can be used , but often tolerance builds quite quickly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can the medications typically taken for ulcerative colitis (remicade, 6mp) effect male infertility?
Perhaps: Infliximab may decrease sperm motility and the number of normal oval forms. Whether these changes translate into impaired fertility is unknown. 6mp has been rarely associated with birth defects even when the father takes the medication. The benefits, however, often outweigh the risks and you need to discuss this with your doctor. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
What other medications can control chronic diarriea besides motofen lomoto and imodium (loperamide)?
Diarrhea: Diet plays a big part - cut down caffeine and lactose and fats; apple pectin is a very safe over the counter option which will bind up the extra fluid - you can start with two twice daily and go up as needed; also bannanas white rice and toast will help as well chronic diarrhea needs a medical evaluation though so dont ignore it too long - it takes too much toilet paper! ...Read more
Possibly: They usually help but not necessarily a cure. ...Read more
Depends on cause: For example, incontinence caused by inflammatory bowel disease is often treated medically, with surgery (removal of part or all of the colon) as a last resort. Celiac disease, caused by a gluten allergy, can often be treated by changing diet. Incontinence caused by an anatomic problem such as a disrupted anal sphincter can be treated with physical therapy or surgery. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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Constipation: Make sure you have tried all other options such as changes in your diet and medications before getting so aggressive. Have you tried linzess, it's worked very well for my pts with chronic constipation. If you have exhausted your conservative options and your GI is recommending the procedure then it may be a good option for you. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens when amitiza (lubiprostone) or linzess is used in patient with existing intestinal obstruction?
Should not be used: In a proven intestinal obstruction , which needs physician supervised care ( even surgery ) . Amitiza (lubiprostone) ( Lubiprostone ) irlinzess ( linaclotide ) are the medications for chronic constipation , due to drugs, ibs etc contraindicated in intestinal obstruction ...Read more
Does the GI cocktail of donnatal, (phenobarbital atropine hyoscyamine and scopolamine) lidocaine, and almacome need to be kept refrigerated?
Yes: that is best for preservation long term. ...Read more
Some of them: There are several kinds of medicines for lowering bad cholesterols. The meds that prevent the intestines from absorbing fat from the food will leave some fat in the intestines. Undigested fats go out in the stool, so can cause some gassiness, loose stools, and / or worse smelling stools. The doctor can adjust the med doses or change the combination of meds, to keep side effects at a minimal. ...Read more
Possibly: They help reduce inflammation by repopulating the gut with healthy bacteria that are immune modulators. It's still in the research stage for UC, so most GIs don't offer it. Some kits with instructions are available on the internet. Try Probonix probiotic, vit D3 10k IU/day and autoimmune paleo diet until you can find more on fecal transplant. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer