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What distal colitis is?

What distal colitis is?

Proctitis: Or left sided colitis involving only the rectum or left side of the colon is usually a a less severe form of inflammatory bowel disease and may be self limitted and not lifelong. On the other hand it may rpogress with time to involve a larger portio of the colon. It usually carries a lower potential for developing colon cancer than universal colitis. ...Read more

Dr. Eric Kaplan
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Colitis (Definition)

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What kind of condition is distal colitis?

Bleeding: Inflammation of colon involving only the lower portion. Symptoms include bleeding, diarrhea and pain. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for distal colitis?

Enemas: Rectal enemas with Mesalamine (an aspirin-like compound) or steroids can be very effective; oral medications are also effective; the combination of oral and rectal treatments seems to be the most reliable for symptom control. ...Read more

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What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

What is a common ulcerative colitis medicine?

Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, (mesalamine) canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis be treated with alternative medecine?

Can ulcerative colitis be treated with alternative medecine?

But not very well: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic auto-immune disease. As time passes the chronic inflammation not uncommonly leads to colon cancer. It is manageable, but chronic surveillance and medical management is needed. I would not recommend abandoning current evidence based medical and surgical management. Optimal lifestyle and diet can help, of course. Good luck. ...Read more

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I am suffering from ulcerative colitis, please advise the medicine to remedy?

See your doctor: Ulcerative colitis is a serious disease that is treated with many different medicines depending on how severe it is. Mesalamine is one such drug, but there are many including steroids and biologicals as well. This is best decided by your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

What is the best medicine for ulcerative colitis disease so far?

Messlamines: This is still the most commonly prescribed and safest long-term medication to be used to treat uc. Important to be compliant and remain on them. There are several brands - ask your doctor to see which one is best for you. ...Read more

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Does penicillin induced pseudomembranous colitis go away without drugs?

Does penicillin induced pseudomembranous colitis go away without drugs?

Severity: Most of the time not but if mild may be able to treat with probiotics but would not take a chance. Seek help. It can be serious as in life threatening. Www. Drlugo. Com. ...Read more

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Getting nausea with sulfasalizine drug for left-sided colitis. Any advice?

Take after meal: This med should be taken after your meal. Don't take it before as it can cause nausea and stomach upset etc...Also, you may need to take a smaller dose for a few days until your body gets adjusted to it.
You may also ask your doc for an extended-release formulation which may reduce the incidence and severity of side effects.
If these fail, you may need other meds/options.
Good luck. ...Read more

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Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?

Can this medicine Mesalamine normally used to treat ulcarative colitis be helpful for diabetes. Read on net soemwhere. Thanks?

Don't recommend: To get best control of DM you must watch your diet and take pills or insulin prescribed by your doctor... So far thise give best results ...Read more

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Ulcerative colitis - pancolitis: how long before the medicine helps?

Ulcerative colitis - pancolitis: how long before the medicine helps?

Autoimmune Paleo: The best way to improve colitis is by stopping foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein.

Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. It takes 1-4 mo to see an improvement. The Paleo Solution by R Wolfe is helpful ...Read more

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Is there any chance that the E.histolytica that cause ulcerative colitis to return after taking antiamoebic drug? Could the fsat food be a cuse of it?

Is there any chance that the E.histolytica that cause ulcerative colitis to return after taking antiamoebic drug? Could the fsat food be a cuse of it?

Let's clarify: Entamoeba histolytica doesn't cause ulcerative colitis but it can mimic it. It can return whenever you're re-exposed or if the Rx didn't kill all the organisms. "Fast food" isn't the cause of ulcerative colitis. You need to find out what you've got -- especially if it's true ulcerative colitis, being a well-educated patient is key to getting a good outcome. ...Read more

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Are there any natural medicines that can cure ulcerative colitis?

No: No, there is not. Ulcerative colitis cannot be cured by any medicine. The only "cure" is to remove the entire colon. ...Read more

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Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?

Has leftsided ulcerative colitis. Feel discomfort / irritation inside rectum for few hours after waking up. How to get quick relief? Any medicine?

Depends: Would use either Canasa suppositories at bedtime or Rowasa (mesalamine) enemas in addition to oral meds, but check with your managing physician first to be sure the above recommendations are valid. ...Read more

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My dad has had ulcerative colitis for past 10 yrs and is on semi solid diet, uses medicine and enemea regularly. Is there a permanent cure for it?

Yes: Most cases of ulcerative colitis can be managed medically. When appropriate medical management fails, or when there are complications of the disease (or the medical treatment), laparoscopic surgical removal of the colon and the rectum with preservation of the anus and creation of a new rectum (ileal pouch-anal anastomosis) is curative and the current gold standard of surgical treatment. ...Read more

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Rectal to distal sigmoid colon, mild segmental inflammation. Colitis had following findings; erythematous. Few petechiae. No mucosal bleeding. TRANSLATE?

Rectal to distal sigmoid colon, mild segmental inflammation. Colitis had following findings; erythematous. Few petechiae. No mucosal bleeding. TRANSLATE?

Your doctor is expec: When a doctor does a procedure, there is a reason or possible rationale. After the procedure, patients ask for the answers/ the findings of the procedure and what they mean. Did you have any such discussion with your doctor?
From my perspective you do not have anything serious found. But you did not tell us what symptoms did you have before the procedure & how do you feel now?
Please give us feedb ...Read more

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How does sulfasalazine measure up to other 5-asa drugs such as asacol (mesalamine) and colazal for ulcerative colitis?

Similar for UC: These are all fairly effective for mild ulcerative colitis. None of them have long-term benefit for crohn's disease (aka regional enteritis). ...Read more

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Suffering from colitis and stomach pain and stomach burning. Plz give me natural treatment. I don't want alopathic medicine. Plz help me?

Suffering from colitis and stomach pain and stomach burning. Plz give me natural treatment. I don't want alopathic medicine. Plz help me?

Need a diagnosis.: You have some symptoms but it is not clear what your diagnosis might be. The treatment should really be focussed on the diagnosis. Tums (calcium carbonate) or other antacids an be used to control stomach acidity which might be a cause of your burning sensation, but I would urge you to get a precise and accurate diagnosis if things don't get better soon. ...Read more

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Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to treat this?

Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to treat this?

See an optho ASAP: You need to get your eyes checked out by a ophthalmologist. You may have uveitis, which is seen with uc and crohn's. The doctor will need to do a slit lamp exam. This is urgent though.

The joint pain could be related to uc or not. Ibuprofen can be helpful but best to start with your GI specialist with this one. ...Read more

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Is joint pain and red eye normal in ulcerative colitis? Any OTC medicines to relieve the pain?

Extraintestinal: There are many extra intestinal manifestation of ulcerative colitis including the eye and the joints. This can include arthritis and arthralgia. Eye findings can include uveitis. Referral to a rheumatologist and ophthalmologist can be helpful. If the colitis is out of control or poorly controlled, extra intestinal manifestations can occur. ...Read more

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Is Colitis Bad? Does Colitis heal?

Colitis: colitis is a generic word for inflammation of the colon. It can be caused by many things, and ranges in severity from completely insignificant to life-threatening, and everywhere in between. It can usually be treated with medications, but that depends on which type of colitis it is. You should consult with your GI doctor about what the recommendations are for your particular situation. Good luck! ...Read more

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Distal Colitis (Definition)

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