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Can ulcerative colitis, lialda (mesalamine), and omeprazole cause erectile dysfunction?

Can ulcerative colitis, lialda (mesalamine), and omeprazole cause erectile dysfunction?

Complicated question: Inflammatory bowel disease, such as ulcerative colitis & Crohn's disease, is a complicated illness linked to many other conditions eg erectile dysfunction. It's unclear if IBD or its treatment/complications causes ED. ED is a rare side effect of omeprazole (http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/omeprazole-side-effects. Html) but I couldn't find any link w/Lialda http://www. Drugs. Com/sfx/lialda-side-effects. Html ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

An inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum. There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce ...Read more


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What is done for ulcerative colitis?

What is done for ulcerative colitis?

Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...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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How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

Symptoms and: Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. Some additional lab work or imaging may be done as well. ...Read more

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How can ulcerative colitis be treated?

How can ulcerative colitis be treated?

Ulcerative colitis: Initial treatment of ulcerative colitis involves medications similar to Aspirin which work to reduce the inflammation of the colon. For acute episodes steroids may also be used. For patients who do not respond to medical treatment or develop intestinal obstruction, rupture, uncontrollable bleeding, or severe infection, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more

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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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What are symptoms of ulcerative colitis?

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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Would serovera help ulcerative colitis?

Probably not: Many holistic therapies have been tried for uc, some with success. It probably wouldn't hurt so give it a try. Give it a week or two, if no improvement, save your money. Usual rx is 5-asa compounds. See a good gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Is it likely I have ulcerative colitis?

I assume: You are having bloody diarrhea? There are various other causes besides ulcerative colitis. No way to tell based on limited info. Best course is to see a gastroenterologist for further evaluation. If this is acute bloody diarrhea, go to the ER. ...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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I have ulcerative colitis, need help please?

I have ulcerative colitis, need help please?

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

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What happens when you ignore ulcerative colitis?

Ignoring: Ignoring colitis is not a good idea. It may progress, become refractory to medication, and require surgical removal of the colon (colectomy). Uncontrolled inflammation over time can also increase your risk of developing colon cancer. ...Read more

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What happens if ulcerative colitis is untreated?

Many bad things.: Untreated ulcerative colitis (uc) can cause diarrhea, bleeding and anemia, dehydration, electrolyte imbalance, abdominal pain, colon cancer, and death. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die from ulcerative colitis?

Not commonly: But anything is possible. In rare cases, toxic megacolon can result, and this could be fatal. ...Read more

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What are the differences between colitis and ulcerative colitis?

What are the differences between colitis and ulcerative colitis?

Colitis: Colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. There are hundreds of potential reasons for colitis, with ulcerative colitis (UC) being one of them. UC is a specific disease entity of its own, and it is only one example of a type of colitis. If you have UC, follow up with your gastroenterologist carefully. Good luck. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis completely curable?

Yes: With a surgery to remove the colon (colectomy). But it may trade one problem for another, as after colectomy you can explain 4-5 stools per day, waking once or twice at night. ...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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What is ulcerative colitis and possibly chrons?

Colon Inflammation: Both ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease are inflammation of the colon. And small intestine for crohn's. Rectal bleeding, diarrhea, cramps, and pain are common
some cases are mild and some devastating. It is important to find a doctor who specializes in treating these disease.
Medicines help significantly. .. However, some patients will require surgery.
. ... All the best, peter wilk, md. ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis? Is it contagious?

Autoimmune: Uc or ulcerative colitis is an autoimmune disorder which typically responds to steroids and other immune modulators as imuran (azathioprine). It is not contagious. Complete proctocolectomy with ilioanal j-pouch pull-through "cures" the disease, though backwash ileitis is a common finding on colonoscopy... ...Read more

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What is the cause of chrons vs ulcerative colitis?

Genetic: Current belief that these are both genetic diseases related to immune modulation. ...Read more

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What are the causes of the bleeding in ulcerative colitis?

Ulcers in colon: As the name indicates this condition leads to ulcers in the colon which can cause signficant bleeding with stool. ...Read more

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What types of foods ulcerative colitis patients should eat?

Balanced diet: You may eat any foods which do not bother you. There are no specific forbidden items. I encourage you to eat a balanced diet with some fibre. Strong oral peppermint has been suggested to help alleviate some symptoms of ibd. Good luck. ...Read more

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What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

What are the causes of Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis?

Genes+environment: A combination of genetic predisposion (for example Crohn's is more common in ashkenazi jews), life events (eg appendectomy increases one and decreases the other), and environmental influences (eg smoking increases Crohn's and decreases severity of uc...). Bet you didn't expect the latter! As knowledge increases more precise factors are identified. ...Read more

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Is ulcerative colitis indicative of cancer?

Is ulcerative colitis indicative of cancer?

Correlation: The presence of IBD is associated to some degree with colon cancer. The longer the duration of disease, greater than 20 yrs, and the degree of bowel involvement has a correlation with the appearance of a malignancy. The presence of inflammation induces release of cytokines over bowel mucosa that in the presence of factors such as carcinogens in food and viruses induce malignant transformation. ...Read more

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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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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Medical: See a family doctor or gastroenterologist for evaluation & selection of the right medication for your specific conditions. Surgery used rarely. Colonoscopy surveillance likely indicated for most patients. ...Read more

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What are the treatments for ulcerative colitis?

Serious condition: Uc is serious; stress makes it worse. Definitely avoid gluten ; dairy products as these may aggravate inflammation.Take large doses of probiotics (you can't get too much.)nutrition is important, so don't skip eating. Some find a bland diet helps. Find a way to get health insurance (to control inflammation ; prevent serious side effects of the disease.)repeated uc flares can lead to colon cancer. ...Read more

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Which supplement cures ulcerative colitis the fastest?

No supplement: Ulcerative colitis is part of the inflammatory bowel disease. No cure presently. This is an autoimmune disorder. A flare up manifests with inflammation of the colon. It is important to minimize the flare ups by being compliant with medications. The nih has active research in autoimmune disorders. Supplements are not evaluated so any claim for a cure is not based on a proven research method. ...Read more

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Heard someone with ulcerative colitis sent in poo samples. For what?

To check for blood?: Sending in a sample of stool for examination generally tests for occult blood in the specimen (i.e. Blood not seen grossly in stool). This may lead to further examination with colonoscopy. Other stool tests may include pathogenic bacteria, ova and parasites, to search for an infectious cause of colon inflammation or diarrhea. Ulcerative colitis is a disorder that requires close surveillance! ...Read more

Dr. Scott Bolhack
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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more


Dr. Tri Huynh
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Omeprazole (Definition)

Omeprazole is the generic equivalent of prilosec, the first oral acid-reducer agent of the proton pump inhibitor ...Read more


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