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What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, tenesmus, fever, mucus per rectum and weight loss. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

See below : Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. ...Read more

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Is chron colitis like acute colitis?

Can be: Crohn's as well as other colitis entities can be both acute or chronic. Acute colitis is a general term that includes the above but also can include ulcerative colitis, antibiotic associated colitis, ischemic colitis to name a few. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause headaches?

Can ulcerative colitis cause headaches?

In severe cases only: It is not a common symptom of ulcerative colitis . But in severe cases it can cause fever and can have associated headache. But only in severe cases of Ul erative colitis ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

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Bloody diarrhea: Symptoms can vary widely. They can include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss, rectal urgency and generalized malaise. This can be a difficult diagnosis to make. You need a colonoscopy and biopsies to make the diagnosis. If you are having these symptoms please see your physician. ...Read more

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Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

Does IBS lead to ibd (crohn's or ulcerative colitis)?

No: Ibs is a functional bowel disorder characterized by bowel hyperactivity and hypersensitivity, while ibd is a structural bowel disorder characterized by inflammation and ulceration. They are unrelated. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more

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Is proctitis, colitis, or ulcerative colitis contagious?

Ulcerative colitis: Is not. However proctitis or colitis caused by bacteria especially clostridia difficile can be very contagious as can other forms of infectious colitis. Use good hand hygiene and be sure to not contact stool or underclothes and get a correct diagnosis and treatment. ...Read more

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How does IBS differ from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

How does IBS differ from Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis?

Very different: Though the diseases may have similar symptoms they are in fact, very different. By definition, a patient with irritable bowel has no inflammation or other significant abnormalities found in their GI tract which would explain their symptoms. Crohn's patient have visible inflammation somewhere which can be confirmed with biopsy. Both commonly have abdominal pain and/or diarrhea. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis to flare up?

What causes ulcerative colitis to flare up?

Inflammation: Uc is an inflammatory bowel disease with many triggers. Any trigger that creates an inflammatory response can/will cause a flare up - especially if you are not on maintenance medications. For some patients - even ones in "remission", triggers such as GI infection, systemic illness, significant change in diet and activity, or severe emotional stress can result in a flare up. ...Read more

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Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Are ulcerative colitis and Crohn's disease hereditary?

Somewhat: There are numerous families where there are children and /or grandchildren, cousins, etc. With these diseases. If both parents have ibd, the incidence is around 50% in the kids. Otherwise about 20% of patients will have a first degree relative with ibd. So you do the math! it isn't exactly hereditary, but there a familial incedence. By the way, the kids of colitis patients often have crohn's. ...Read more

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Does gluten free help ease ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Not likely...: Unfortunately a gluten-free diet will not likely cure or alleviate ulcerative colitis symptoms. Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is a separate condition and responds to a gluten-free diet. Gluten is by no means an essential part of your diet, so if you would like to try a few weeks of avoidance and see how you feel it couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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What is worse: chrons / ulcerative colitis?

Depends: Really depends on the severity, but the benefit with uc in severe cases there is a cure (ie total colectomy) where as with severe crohn's that is not the case. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative proctitis cause severe inflammation?

Can ulcerative proctitis cause severe inflammation?

Yes: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum. May be caused by infection, trauma, or idiopathic as in ulcerative proctitis or crohn's disease. Best to be seen by a GI or colorectal doctor. ...Read more

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Can IBS be mistaken for ulcerative colitis?

Can IBS be mistaken for ulcerative colitis?

Yes, on physical: Exam alone. Colonoscopy will almost always differentiate between the two. Consult a GI specialist for specific recommendation re: when you need to have this test. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mild Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis: Common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, fevers. Anyone with blood in their stools should have it evaluated. Sometimes it's nothing serious, like a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. But if you have ulcerative colitis (an autoimmune disease), you need to be followed by a GI specialist all your life, so find out for sure. ...Read more

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Severe ulcerative colitis with loose, black stools?

See Dr: You have some bleeding - maybe - so you should call your doctor today and talk to them about it. They may need to change medications and do some tests. Don't delay. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?

Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health. ...Read more

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What are the signs and symptoms of mild Ulcerative Colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis: Common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, fevers. Anyone with blood in their stools should have it evaluated. Sometimes it's nothing serious, like a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. But if you have ulcerative colitis (an autoimmune disease), you need to be followed by a GI specialist all your life, so find out for sure. ...Read more

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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, tenesmus, fever, mucus per rectum and weight loss. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

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Bloody diarrhea: Symptoms can vary widely. They can include bloody diarrhea, abdominal cramping, weight loss, rectal urgency and generalized malaise. This can be a difficult diagnosis to make. You need a colonoscopy and biopsies to make the diagnosis. If you are having these symptoms please see your physician. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Abdominal pain: Multiple lose stools over 8 per day, bloody stools, joint pains, visual problems, skin ulcerations, weakness, loss of appetite, lethargy among many others. However these can also be symptoms of other diseases as well, so see your doctor and be sure to give all your symptoms along with the duration of symptoms. ...Read more

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What are the main symptoms of Ulcerative colitis ?

Ulcerative colitis.: Typical symptoms include diarrhea with overt rectal bleed, abdominal pain. Some can present with nausea, weight loss, and fever. There are other associated symptoms and complications, but less frequent. ...Read more

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What are the typical symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

Diarrhea, bloody: Bloody diarrhea is the hallmark of ulcerative colitis, but sometimes multiple loose stools can occur with or without blood. Those affected often have weight loss or failure to thrive. Abdominal pain may occur. Extraintestinal symptoms include eye and joint disorders, and rarely, biliary disease. ...Read more

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Do symptoms like ulcerative colitis go away quickly?

UC is long-term: Ulcerative colitis is a lifelong inflammatory disease of the lining of the large intestine and rectum, that may have systemic consequences, is often relapsing, and can lead to colon cancer. It is a disease that can be controlled with medicine, or eliminated by surgically removing the colon. Between flares of inflammation, the patient generally feels well without impairment of activity or diet. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of flare ups due to ulcerative colitis?

Bloody BMs: Most common symptoms include bloody bm, abdominal pain, food intolerance / anorexia, and fever. It really depends on the severity of your flareup. ...Read more

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Can you have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even know you have it?

Can you have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even know you have it?

Degrees of severity: Yes. UC can go into remission, usually with the aid of medications but sometimes on its own. It is still very important to follow closely with your gastroenterologist even if asymptomatic as flares can still occur and you will need periodic colonoscopy to ensure no polyps or cancer. ...Read more

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What are symptoms of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

See below : Ibd usually presents with lots of diarrhea (mucousy, bloody or just loose). Some have bad pain, cramping, nausea, wt loss etc. ...Read more

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What is the pathology of early/mild ulcerative colitis please?

What is the pathology of early/mild ulcerative colitis please?

Chronic injury: Ulcerative colitis is distinguished from acute colitis by evidence of both acute and chronic mucosal injury. In early stages the chronic changes are mild gland architecture distortion and a pattern of chronic inflammation. Later, gland loss/branching and metaplasia occurs. The pathology can be similar to other processes so your doctor has to consider ALL the findings, to make the diagnosis. ...Read more

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Please explain what are some symptoms & cure for ulcerative colitis?

Please explain what are some symptoms & cure for ulcerative colitis?

Paleo diet: The best way to heal colitis is by completely stopping high carb foods (grains, lentils, potatoes based items). Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs), milk protein since they cause inflammation Healthy foods: fish, meats, vegetables, avocados, some saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil are very effective. Take vitD3 10k IU/day, Probonix. You should feel a difference in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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My dad was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Is there anything he can do to alleviate the symptoms?

Yes: There is good medical treatment available for ulcerative colites, the exact treatment depends on the severity, extend of intestines involved and the duration of his illness...This assessment and management is best determined by a gastroenterologist. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Is it possible to have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even realize you have a problem? You just think you have occasional GI issues.

Is it possible to have ulcerative colitis so mild that you dont even realize you have a problem? You just think you have occasional GI issues.

YES: but it's rare...There have been cases of UC with the only complaint(s) are those of constipation and or diarrhea without fever or blood in stools. If you are concened about this ee your PCP..There are newer BLOOD TESTS which can screen for inflammatory bowel disease. Hope this helps! Dr Z ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis and my GI wants me to seea dermatologist. I have no symptoms and am in remission. Is this necessary?

I have ulcerative colitis and my GI wants me to seea dermatologist. I have no symptoms and am in remission. Is this necessary?

Maybe: Ibd (inflammatory bowel disease) may be associated with certain dermatological conditions. Also, if you're taking certain medications, there may be an increased risk for certain type of malignancies. I would assume your dr. Just being thorough but hopefully you have a good enough relationship that you can ask why the referral. ...Read more

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Does gluten free help ease ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Not likely...: Unfortunately a gluten-free diet will not likely cure or alleviate ulcerative colitis symptoms. Celiac disease or gluten sensitivity is a separate condition and responds to a gluten-free diet. Gluten is by no means an essential part of your diet, so if you would like to try a few weeks of avoidance and see how you feel it couldn't hurt. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Yes: UC comes in a variety of places and penetrations. Hopefully you have a limited spectrum. You should have regular evaluations by a GI specialist even if you have mild disease. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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