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Mortality Colitis Gangrene Sets
What is the mortality rate of fourniers gangrene? I have patient who has that disease and its sad to see him deproving each day.
Age,kidneys,blood,..: In the following study the primary factors effecting mortality are age, renal function and presence of a coagulopathy as the three most important factors influencing mortality. Read the link for more info: http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/19837424. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
It Shouldn't be: Gangrene, essentially death of the colon should almost never be seen in this day and age if you are being followed by a GI or colorectal surgeon. It is a very late stage of ischemia and infection and most people will present to the hospital or their doctors long before it gets that bad. The exception would be if you take large amounts of steroids which may mask the signs and symptoms. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
I had 2 sets of heart palpitations in a week should I be worried I also have ulcerative colitis???
Palpitations: In general you shouldn't be worried but should let your Doctor(s) know what you're experiencing. From out here not enough data to know whether the palps might suggest a complication for you. ...Read more
If your small intestine ruptures, how long does it take for gangrene to set in and take affect? What causes your small intestine to rupture?
Gallbladder 17% function no stones on us does it need to come out if not can it set p gangreen? Cn billirubin b caused by this or fatty liver?
Sounds like biliary: Dyskinesia, given that there are no stones and low gallbladder ef. Cholecystectomy will alleviate symptoms in 70% of patients with this diagnosis. However, if there is also elevated bilirubin, that is suspicious for obstruction. Bilirubin needs to be fractionated and if it is direct bilirubin which is elevated further studies are indicated (e.g. Mrcp). Fatty liver should not cause elevated bilirub. ...Read more
Can you tell me if on taking these with my colitis medication which I take daily i.e. sulfasalazine?
See details: You question makes no sense. Try resubmitting it. ...Read more
Is there anyone that can tell me if uc davis helps treat ulcerative colitis for free i'm 21 female and had uc for 4 years?
No one: No one will treat uc for free, unless you are part of a clinical trial for a new treatment. If you can't afford the treatment or insurance, you need to sign up for medicaid. With the new affordable care act insurance requirement going into effect this year, you must buy insurance or get enrolled in a govt program. Uc requires frequent follow ups as well as tests and medications. ...Read more
Is it colitis? Dr said it is but I'm concerned cause it feels as if something is literally dilatating/ ripping off the right side of my belly/abdomen.
Dr. can re-evaluate: Right or lower right abdominal pain can be from many things. For lower right pain, appendicitis is always a concern (pain usually worsens over time, with fever coming on). If very constipated for several days, stool can back up all the way to the right side, and cause discomfort or pain. Gallstones, kidney stones, or colitis can cause pain. In such cases, a primary care or an ER doctor can check. ...Read more