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Symptoms Of Diverticular Flare Up
What autoimmune disease can cause flares of many symptoms including pulmonary hypertension and then some like pH go in remission until the next flare?
Pulm Htn: Systemic lupus famously can inflame lungs and pleura. Rheumatoid arthritis can affect lungs rarely. Vasculitis such as Wegeners Granulomatosis centers on lungs typically. Hypersensitivity angiitis often involve lungs. Flares do happen with all these. Goodpastures disease involves lungs. Chung Strauss angiitis involves lungs. Flares happen. ...Read more
Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?
Stiffness: I would expect the patient to have spine pain and limited spine bending. Chest expansion, chest size difference between maximum exhale and maximum inhale size is less than 2 inches. Ankylosing Sponlylitis is rare in females ...Read more
Can pelvic surgeries cause a flare up in crohns disease symptoms. More specifically a robotic cystecomy??
Ulcerative Colitis: Common symptoms include bloody stools or diarrhea, lower abdominal pain, fevers. Anyone with blood in their stools should have it evaluated. Sometimes it's nothing serious, like a hemorrhoid or an anal fissure. But if you have ulcerative colitis (an autoimmune disease), you need to be followed by a GI specialist all your life, so find out for sure. ...Read more
Irritable bowel syn: Drome is a complex medical problem because there really is no test for it, and rather, it is a diagnosis of exclusion. Many have tried to adopt clinical and laboratory criteria to its diagnosis, without success. An elevated WBC count neither rules in or out a diagnosis of ibs. The same is true for routine metabolic panels. Indeed, sometimes these tests help rule in another organic diagnosis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Moreso: Pain, frequent bms, nighttime bms, joint pains, skin rash, eye pain, fever, weight loss, bleeding. These can be seen in infectious diarrhea (usually short-lived), but more commonly seen in ibd, especially if recurrent, or lasting for more than a few days. Got any of these symptoms? See your doc...Soon. ...Read more
Various possibility: The medical term for "stomach rumbling" or intestinal noises is borborygmi. The contractions of the bowels containing fluid and air can produce audible sounds and vibratory sensations in the abdomen. This may be more intense when the bowel is inflamed and/or obstructed or partially obstructed. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
If colon cancer started showing symptoms of abdominal pain and blood in stool would other symptoms likely show up after a couple months? What other symptoms would show up with advanced colon cancer?
Non-specific: Colorectal cancer symptoms are non-specific. Patients may present with bloody stools, unexplained weight loss, and/or decreased appetite, while some patients may experience no symptoms at all. The most important aspect of colon cancer is early diagnosis with screening colonoscopies. Screening should begin at age 50, or sooner if there is high-risk for developing disease. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Proctitis: Proctitis by definition is inflammation of the rectum of any cause. As you'd expect, defecation becomes painful & stool is usually mixed with pus, frank blood, &/ or clots. Proctitis may be due to inflammatory bowel disease, chemical or mechanical trauma, infection, ischemia of the rectosigmoid junction. Investigation at minimum requires at least sigmoidoscopy with biopsy & stool analysis. ...Read more
Having ulcerative colitis flare-up at the moment, noticed small spots of black, tarry substance in BMs, but very little present. related to flare-up?
Melena: Black tarry stool, otherwise known as melena, is often a sign of digested bleeding in the upper digestive tract. Usually a flare of ulcerative colitis would be in the lower part of the digestive tract, so there may be something else going on. I would try to see your doctor as soon as you can, or go to an urgent care center. Don't ignore this. Good luck. ...Read more
Hx of GERD and massive ovarian cysts. Having symptoms that match up with IBS and ovarian cyst- left side. Start with GI or ob/gyn?
Mild diffuse thickening of rectum and sigmoid colon--suggestive of infective-inflammatory colitis, what to do?
CT scan finding: This sounds like a result from a ct scan. Okay to talk with your doc about this result. Depending on your symptoms, age, and history it may not have much meaning. However, it may need further evaluation, colonoscopy, lab tests, if you have lower colon symptoms, blood in stool, weight loss, change in bowels, fever, pain. Be well. ...Read more
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Can colitis cause similar SX to appendicitis? CT WO contrast showed mild thickenin transverse colon diverticula sigmoid. 9 months on and off RLQ pain.
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