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What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

What symptoms are experienced by ibd patients?

Wide variety: Ibd is a spectrum of diseases that includes crohn's disease, ulcerative colitis and indeterminate colitis. These disease may vary in their distribution and associated symptoms. Because it represents inflammation of the GI tract - and pain, diarrhea, bleeding and wt loss is common. It can also have extra intestinal manifestations - skin, eyes, joints, liver. ...Read more

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Dr. Arthur Heller
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Inflammatory Bowel Disease (Definition)

Ongoing inflammation of all or part ...Read more


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As a patient of ibd if I do an operation what is the effect of it? Thanks

As a patient of ibd if I do an operation what is the effect of it? Thanks

IBD : You didn't mention which ibd you have? Crohn's disease or ulcerative colitis! how long you have the disease? I don't see you taking any medication, at least not from this history. Are you on remission or relapse? Why do you want surgery? Please leave up to your doctor, who is treating you, to decide when you need surgery. Some have good result and some don't. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is the cancer risk in ibd patients?

What is the cancer risk in ibd patients?

Increased with time: Colon ca risk is increased in ulc colitis (uc) and crohn's colitis (cd). Risk increases by .5-1%/yr above general public, after 8-10 years after diagnosis. Small bowel cd has increased risk of small bowel ca; cd has increased risk lymphatic ca (lymphoma). Generally recommend annual colonoscopy/biopsy after 8-10 years of disease. Risk ca increased more in diffuse uc vs. Left sided disease. ...Read more

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Ibd patient on prednisone for 4 mos MRI now shows osteonecrosis is this reversible or how is it treated now off prednisone will it continue worsening?

Ibd patient on prednisone for 4 mos MRI now shows osteonecrosis is this reversible or how is it treated now off prednisone will it continue worsening?

It is not reversible: Osteonecrosis actually denotes death of bone. It is not uncommon that with prolonged cortisone use osteonecrosis of bone may occur it is most often seen in the hip. Once it develops it is not reversible. It often leads to chronic pain and may ultimately cause painful arthritis. In its end stages joint replacement may be needed. ...Read more

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What is likely hood of patient with undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease to have normal blood tests levels ?

What is likely hood of patient with undiagnosed inflammatory bowel disease to have normal blood tests levels ?

Depends on disease: activity. A person with quiescent disease is likely to have normal blood test results for the routine tests. ...Read more

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Can you have ibd and only get symptoms along with a flare every few months?

Can you have ibd and only get symptoms along with a flare every few months?

Yes: inflammatory bowel disease can have a highly variable presentation. Some people will only have rare bouts while others may have constant symptoms with minimal response to therapy. ...Read more

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What are symptoms if ibd in a child with arthritis?

What are symptoms if ibd in a child with arthritis?

Many: Symptoms of ibd in a child can be very subtle. Linear growth delay, poor weight gain, iron deficiency anemia, decreased bone density...To name a few. Of course there is abdominal pain, blood in the stools, and diarrhea but these are more overt signs. ...Read more

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Ibd-crohn's and uc-how early are symptoms diagnosed?

Several steps.: Disease is diagnosed by compatible history ( abdominal pain, diarrhea, mucous, blood in stools, presence of extraintestinal sx) followed by exam to exclude other potential causes then endoscopy to evaluate the lining of the gut and obtain biopsy. ...Read more

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I have suspected ibd & have to wait 4 weeks for a sigmoidoscopy to confirm, is there anything I can do to eas symptoms whilst waiting for diagnosis?

Yes: There are many treatments for ibd, but i would not recommend that they be started until a firm diagnosis is made as the medications can often have side effects. A sigmoidoscopy can be useful for one type of ibd (ulcerative colitis), but a full colonoscopy isoften needed to diagnoise crohn's disease, another type of ibd. If you are having diarrhea, and your doctor has ruled out infection, immodium. ...Read more

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How can tell apart IBS and IBD symptoms ?

How can tell apart IBS and IBD symptoms ?

They're similar: You really tell them apart, you need testing such as CT scan and colonoscopy. That being said, some forms of IBS include constipation which is not typically a component of IBD such as ulcerative colitis and Crohn's. But ultimately, you really need testing. ...Read more

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How reliable is the IBD panel...came back negative But I have every symptom of Chrons disease..haven't been able to eat due to inflammation in ileum?

How reliable is the IBD panel...came back negative But I have every symptom of Chrons disease..haven't been able to eat due to inflammation in ileum?

IBD, ileitis: Did you have a colonoscopy or small bowel follow thru ? Sometimes other conditions autoimmune disease ,sarcoid, Mycobacterium , medicatiions like NSAIDS, ischemia psoriasis, food intolerances can cause ileitis.f/u/w/ GI http://www.questdiagnostics.com/testcenter/testguide.action?dc=TS_IBD_Differention_Panel http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC2914216/table/T1/ ...Read more

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I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) for ibd related anxiety, can this exacerbate add symptoms?

I am on Prozac (fluoxetine) for ibd related anxiety, can this exacerbate add symptoms?

No: Antidepressants like Prozac (fluoxetine) have not been shown to worsen adhd symptoms. However, if you are on medication for adhd, perhaps it is lowering the effectiveness of that medication. On the other hand, if you are still anxious, the anxiety can make it hard for you to concentrate, leading to adhd-like symptoms. ...Read more

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I have 5 small black/blue freckles around my anus. I have had hemorrhoids in the past & more recently red blood after wiping. Also, IBD symptoms. Help?

I have 5 small black/blue freckles around my anus. I have had hemorrhoids in the past & more recently red blood after wiping. Also, IBD symptoms. Help?

Proctologist: I find that a proctologist is much better qualified and more interested in treating anal and hemorrhoidal problems, but a gastroenterologist is best to evaluate and treat issues concerning IBD or IBS. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of IBD?(both ulcerative colitis and chrons) besides diarrhea

What are some symptoms of IBD?(both ulcerative colitis and chrons) besides diarrhea

IBD Symptoms: Inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) can be associated with abdominal pain, lack of appetite, diarrhea, bloody bowel movements, "gas", weight loss, pale skin. There are other symptoms, too. ...Read more

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If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

If left untreated can pinworms cause inflammation in bowel & other ibd like symptoms?

Long-term pinworms: Conditions associated with untreated cases of pinworm include diarrhea, malabsorption of food, genital itching, bedwetting & vaginal discharge which can be associated with genital skin irritation and rash. There is a higher incidence of appendicitis in people infected with pinworms but still uncertain whether the worms cause the appendicitis. Discuss your sx with pcp. ...Read more

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Can a 21 year old have IBD? What are the symptoms and signs? Loss of appetite and weight loss?

Can a 21 year old have IBD? What are the symptoms and signs? Loss of appetite and weight loss?

Can be bloated, gasy: constipation, and diarrhea, and all of the above! So look to your diet/food diary and see when symptoms tend to creep up with specific foods. Then get tested for food allergies & stay away from dairy, sweets, sugar, sodas, GMO soy, corn, potatoes, wheat, pasta until UR symptoms lesson. You can change UR life, and have a normal one. Just need to investigate further with your PCP/ntegrative med Dr. ...Read more

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Hi, im being tested for celiac/ibd because of gi symptoms. My Bilirubin is raised 34 (normal <21) my albumin is 44 and globulin is 19. My IgA is 0.8?

Hi, im being tested for celiac/ibd because of gi symptoms. My Bilirubin is raised 34 (normal <21) my albumin is 44 and globulin is 19. My IgA is 0.8?

Blood tests: There are a few diseases that leap out from blood tests. Most of the time, however, blood tests don't tell the doctor much on their own. These results fall into the second group, not very specific, and not compelling for celiac disease. Good health to you. ...Read more