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How can you die for ulcerative colitis?

How can you die for ulcerative colitis?

Rare: As stated already, it's actually rare to die directly from uc. The main cause of death that can be tied to uc would be cancer. Many decades of inflammation can lead to bowel cancers. Also, medications from uc are associated with a risk of lymphoma. Even if you get cancer, it may not cause death. Some of these cancers are treatable with chemotherapy, radiation, and surgery. ...Read more

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Colitis (Definition)

Inflammation or infection of ...Read more


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Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Will a colon biopsy affect pregnancy?

Not if done prior.: However, one should not do elective colonoscopy if one is pregnant. It is more the dangers of anesthesia, that one should avoid during pregnancy. I presume your question is whether a past colon biopsy could affect the pregnancy. The answer is no. ...Read more

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Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Can ulcerative colitis cause body pain can you have both constipation and diarrhea?How long does it take ulcerative colitis to develop?

Possibly IBS: Symptoms sound more like irritable bowel syndrome, functional disorder of colon. Symptoms:abdominal pain or cramping, bloated feeling, gas (flatulence), diarrhea or constipation, sometimes even alternating bouts of constipation and diarrhea. 60% of persons with ibs also suffer from fibromyalgia syndrome, cause of body pain.As many as 70% of fms patients have reported experiencing symptoms of ibs. ...Read more

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My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

My wife has ulcerative colitis erosion is threatening disease? Any complications during pregnancy and child health will lead to my wife's health?

Erosion: These are part of the illness and are not themselves life-threatening. Keep up surveillance and the disease should be manageable and compatible with overall good health and longevity ...Read more

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What affects can unborn baby have if mother takes narcotics

What affects can unborn baby have if mother takes narcotics

See below: Narcotics do cross the placenta and so have an effect on the child. This can lead to somnolence and decreased respirations at birth (for recent ingestion) to a child that had a narcotic addiction at birth. ...Read more

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Can a mother pass hepatits c to her unborn child? And what side effects would the child have?

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Can a mother pass hepatits c to her unborn child? And what side effects would the child have?

Yes: Approximately 5% of infants born to women infected by hepatitis c acquire the infection. Infected child develops chronic hepatitis, potentially leading to liver cirrhosis. ...Read more

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Can a mother pass on alopecia to her baby?

Can a mother pass on alopecia to her baby?

Varies with defect: The heritable nature of alopecia varies with the type. Alopecia areata has a 20% familial risk while androgenic alopecia varies from sporadic (4%), to recessive in females (up to 25%).It would not necessarily appear early in a baby, who often go through natural periods of minimal hair presence before the acquire their normal hair. A discussion with your dermatologist or pcp could clarify. ...Read more

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How to b in remission in ulcerative colitis?

How to b in remission in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: This is a a chronic inflammatory bowel problem. However for many people can be kept in check. Keep touch with your GI physician if you need specific mess. Ulcerative colitis can also be controlled with regular exercise, right diet and good sleep. You may find some extra help with a good diet check into Immunolabs at Thedocstu.blogspot.com ...Read more

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How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

How will irritable bowel syndrome (ibs) differ from ibd?

Not even close!: Inflammatory bowel disease (see my earlier healthtap answer) is a systemic inflammation of the gut. Irritable bowel syndrome is a symptom complex without inflammation. Symptoms for both may be similar/ recurrent. The term "colitis" (=colon inflammation) is often erroneously applied to ibs patients. Ibd patients can have ibs, & ibs patients can develop ibd but the two are etiologically unrelated. ...Read more

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Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Can Crohn's and/or colitis go undetected in colonoscopies?

Yes and no: It would be very unlikely. to not detect a colitis on colonoscopy, but Crohn,s disease can just affect the small intestine out of view, but other studies can pick it up. Discuss with the Gastroenterologist who performed the colonoscopy. ...Read more

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Hi. Will it effect breast feeding baby if her mother is enamic?

Hi. Will it effect breast feeding baby if her mother is enamic?

No: Breastmilk is of the same composition regardless if the mother is anemic. The problem is the mother must be treating her anemia as well as keeping herself well hydrated in order to effectively breastfeed the baby. ...Read more

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Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Can a nursing mother pass mono to her infant through the breastmilk?

Yes & No: 1. Verify that the mother has mononucleosis or a mono-like illness; there are several viruses that cause mono or mono-like illness; 2. Ebstein barr virus is present in breast milk; studies show very little transmission mother to infant in that manner; there is some evidence mother to fetus transmission during pregnancy; CMV however is very transmissible; 3. Largest risk factor is saliva transmiss. ...Read more

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Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?

Consider allergy ref: Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist. ...Read more

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What can my mother expect who has colon cancer and will be on the folfox 4 regimen for chemotherapy?

What can my mother expect who has colon cancer and will be on the folfox 4 regimen for chemotherapy?

It depends: Results depend upon the stage of cancer. It is active for the adjuvant treatment and in metastatic disease. The side effects can include nausea and diarrhea. Occasionally there can be some blood count issues. The other side effect can be cold related temporary nerve injury that lasts a very short time. There also is a more long term nerve injury. Most people do tolerate this well. Hope this helps. ...Read more

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Can a expecting mother hepatitis b pass it on to her child?

Can a expecting mother hepatitis b pass it on to her child?

Yes: If you are a carrier of hep b it is very easy to pass this on to the fetus. In fact, worldwide this is the most common way to spread hepatitis b. If you have had hep b and are immune then you won't pass it on to the baby. ...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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Please tell me, could a mother who has lupus pass it on to her child?

Not directly: A pregnant mother can not pass lupus to her unborn baby., and it is not directly inherited like other genetic diseases. ...Read more