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See below: Have a GI doctor who follows you regularly. Chronic disease as well as acute attacks are usually managed with medications. Avoid foods that make your symptoms worse as well as nsaids (e.g. Ibuprofen - they increase your risk of bleeding). You will need surveillance colonoscopies because ulcerative colitis increases risk of developing colon cancer. The disease can be cured by surgery (last resort). ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any cases where immuno-suppressants won't be needed for ulcerative colitis?
Mild: Mild disease might be treated with 5-asa compounds instead of immunosuppressants. Additionally, limited disease (i.e. Disease limited to the left side of the colon) could be treated with oral 5-asa compounds or even enemas. So, you should have a conversation with your GI to determine what options are available to you. ...Read more
Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!
Have colitis, i've been diagnosed a year ago, bleeding stopped but now its starting again. How will it stop? Is there any special diet i need?
Reduce inflammation: The bleeding is due to inflammation so measures to reduce inflammation will help- while drugs can help, so can herbs like boswellia. Many with colitis are helped by a low fodmaps diet- see http://abt.Cm/16tmrig ; http://bit.Ly/1kh4sjs imbalances of intestinal flora ; parasites are common in those with colitis.Antimicrobial herbs ; probiotics can help. I advise you consult a holistic practitioner. ...Read more
CAUSE?: Do you know the cause of the infection? If you know the cause of the infection- you might be able to just treat it. If you dont know the cause, doing a colonoscopy might be helpful to get tissue samples and get further evaluations under the microscope. For example, if its a virus- the particular virus might help determine a tailored treatment. How do you know its INFECTIOUS? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Find the right docto: Ulcerative colitis can have only mild symptoms or it can have devastating bleeding, pain, diarrhea and other complication. Fundamental, to managing your uc is to find the right doctor - someone who specializes in inflammatory bowel diseases. Managing the disease means eating healthfully, taking the prescribed medication and having frequent check-ups. Good luck peter wilk, md. ...Read more
Does ulcerative colitis always cause a need to go to the restroom or does the feeling of need to go come and go each week?
Variable: Symtpoms will vary sepending on how well the disease is currently controlled. In the long term average bathroom visit of at least 3 times a day are the norm and higher rates are common. ...Read more
What medical procedure or surgery may i need to help control my ulcerative colitis?
What are the procedures names and how are the done?
UC operations: Depending upon the extent of disease, age of patient, biopsies, and patient desires, patients with uc often undergo either a complete proctocolectomy (removal of rectum and colon), total colectomy with preservation of some or all of rectum. Occasionally we recommend a diverting ileostomy (small bowel ostomy) either permanent or temporary. This is complex. Detailed discussion is needed. ...Read more
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