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Medicine For Rectal Ulcer
Breakdown in lining.: A rectal ulcer is a breakdown in the lining of the rectum called the mucosa. The rectum is a muscular tube that passes stool from the colon and out of the anus. Ulceration can cause bleeding, discomfort, straining, and passage of mucus. Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome is a condition that can occur in patients with chronic constipation. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
A rectal ulcer is when you have a breakdown of the lining of rectum. Though there can be many causes the common ones include rectal prolapse, internal intersusseption, and neoplasm ( benign or malignant). Evaluation with possible biopsy by a colon and rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist is needed. Treatment depends on it's ...Read more
Breakdown of lining: A rectal ulcer is when you have a breakdown of the lining of rectum. Though there can be many causes the common ones include rectal prolapse, internal intersusseption, and neoplasm ( benign or malignant). Evaluation with possible biopsy by a colon and rectal surgeon or gastroenterologist is needed. Treatment depends on it's cause. Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Complicated: Solitary rectal ulcer is in the spectrum of rectal prolapse. Most surgical therapy is first directed at ensuring that any abnormality is not a cancer, especially if associated with a mass. Some have tried topical steroids. At times, surgical resection has been used, when clear prolapse is noted. High recurrence rate. ...Read more
Treatment: for solitary rectal ulcer syndrome depends on severity. Behavior modification, medication, or even surgery may be in the treatment plan. Lifestyle modification can help control the symptoms (water/fiber/exercise). When symptoms are not controllable surgery to remove the rectum would indeed be curative. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Rectal ulcer causes: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex... ...Read more
Treat rectal ulcers: Rectal ulcer can be caused by mechanical trauma, caustic injury, rectal prolapse, "solitary rectal ulcer syndrome", stercoral ulcer (hard stool erodes rectal lining), inflammatory bowel disease, infection...Just to name a few. If your doctor documented a rectal ulcer he can advise you as to its cause, & thus the appropriate fix. Avoid constipation, non-prescribed enemas, cleansers, rectal sex... ...Read more
Helo i had solitary rectal ulcer as polyph in anal and removed.after that i had the habit of always insert my finger and checking inside the rectum. ?
Not a good idea:
Giving yourself a rectal examination is not a good idea. If you are moving your bowels regularly, there is no blood in stool, and no mass in or around the anus, try to refrain from this activity.
Wish you good health! - Have a diet rich in fresh vegetables, fruits, whole grains, milk and milk products, nuts, beans, legumes, lentils and small amounts of lean meats. Avoid saturated fats. Drink enough water daily, so that your urine is mostly colorless. Exercise at least 150 minutes/week and increase the intensity of exercise gradually. Do not use tobacco, alcohol, weed or street drugs in any form.
Practice safe sex, if you have sex. ...Read more
My colonscopy shows that I have sessile polyp ( neck less ) in my rectum and rectal ulcer am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else ?
Suffer from rectal ulcer with sessile polyp, I have continuos bloody mucous bleeding with constipation, am on pentasa (mesalamine) what to do else?
Rectal Ulcer: You are on Mesalamine for uc? Of course, the bleeding and mucus is likely associated with active ulcerative colitis. A large sessile polyp, if it is a true polyp and not a uc pseudo polyp, can secrete mucus itself. It sounds to me that your ulcerative colitis is still not under control. Having said that, the rectal ulcer is likely associated also with your active disease. Get a 2nd opinion. ...Read more
What is the difference between a rectal ulcer and a hemorrhoid? One's a vein right? Where do rectal ulcers lie? Are they the same as stomach ulcers?
Ulcer vs hermorrhoi: Hemorrhoid as you stated is an engorged dilated rectal vein. An ulcer is an erosion/abrasion on any mucosal surface like mouth, esophagus, stomach, intestine and rectum. The concept is the same the location may differ. rectal ulcers can lie anwhere in the rectum as they can be from infection ( herpes) or autoimmune disease ulcerative colitis ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Colonoscopy/Biopsy report: the lesion (0.5cm) is lymphangioma of the rectum, Solitary rectal ulcer syndrome, and mucosal prolapse syndrome. is it bad?
No, nothing bad!: It is likely that your rectal mucosal prolapse caused the solitary rectal ulcerr syndrome and needs no treatment unless there is significant bleeding or discomfort which you did not mention having. The incidentially found 5mm lymphangioma is totally benign and should be of no concern. That lesion is exceedingly rare with very few cases reported and never a report of malignancy in them. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I am on pentasa (mesalamine) and flagyle for rectal ulcer, is that effective and safe am breast feeding ?
Polyp removed in upper rectum and solitary rectal ulcer sowed in flexible sigmoidoscopy. still start tip of stool is hard and red blood on stool help!
Start simple, but...: Docusate (per PDR) helps moisten & soften hard, dry stools. It is not a true laxative, but facilitates natural defecation, usually within 12 to 72 hours. This is safe &available for anyone over 2, &a assumes normal GI anatomy without inflammation, stenosis, extrinsic or instrinsic obstruction. Change in bowels is a "red flag", like weight loss or blood in stool, that needs evaluation if persistent ...Read more
I am on pentasa (mesalamine) for rectal ulcer but I am breast feeding my 9 months old baby is that risky ?
No: But Pentasa (mesalamine) is not a great treatment for a recital ulcer. Very little of the active Mesalamine found in oral Pentasa (mesalamine) will reach the rectum. It is usually reserved for those with small bowel involved crohn's. For a rectal ulcer, one should consider rectal treatment (enema or suppository) i would question your doctor. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Does pentasa (mesalamine) has any side effect during breast feeding cause I have rectal ulcer and breast fed my 7/12 old baby ? Is it risky ?
I have rectal ulcer with rectal prolapse am taking pentasa (mesalamine) for 3 months but my doctor advise me to do pelvic floor exercises why? And how to do it ?
Pelvic strengthen : You have rectal prolapse. Your doctor wants you to strengthen your supporting muscles so perhaps your prolapse will not recur. Ask your doctor for help and use your local library for pelvis exercise books. If it recurs you may need surgery. Try amazon books? Hope this helps. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Exact synonym so far as this pathologist is concerned. An ulcer is a lesion on a body surface (outer or inner) in which the epithelium and at least some of the underlying connective tissue has been lost specifically to necrosis (cell death) rather than just mechanical or chemical injury. All ulcer craters ...Read more