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Symptoms Of Pouchitis
Infl ileoanal pouch: Some with ulcerative colitis need surgery (colectomy) for control. Connect ileum (small bowel) to anus: get rid of diseased colon, prevent colon cancer. Fashion a reservoir of loops of ileum for the connection; same appplies to ileostomies. Inflamed pouch, increased discharge, frequency, pain, fever, occasionally bleeding. Rx acutely with antibiotics; might prevent with probiotics. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Are there any new treatments to prevent pouchitis from occurring every 3 months? Flagyl makes me ill.
I have autoimmune pouchitis if i go back to a iealostomy will the pouchitis go away. I am afraid of taking imuran or 6mp. ?
You may feel better: Returning an ileostomy will reduce many symptoms. Some symptoms may persist, depending on the cause of the pouchitis. Returning the ileostomy is recommended if you are not responding to the normal treatments and the symptoms are making your life difficult or impossible to live. Most patients tolerate Imuran and 6mp well, so discuss fully with your physician. ...Read more
Had colectomy and chemo 8 years ago. Still going 10-20 times daily to bathroom. Pouchitis sporadic problem. Any way to decrease number of stools?
Yes: Pouchitis? I assume your colostomy gets inflamed. Begin with diet and start a low fiber diet. If no better after 1 or 2 weeks try bulking agents ( fibercon or equivelent). It's counter intuitive so first try no fiber then trying more fiber to see which helps. If still a problem consider small amounts of Imodium regularly. Look into all your medicines and make sure diarrhea is not induced. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My last dose of Flagyl and Cipro was taken this morning for pouchitis flareup. I now have a yeast infection, when can I take Diflucan 150mg?
Not on your own: Inflammation of pouch is a complex problem , is the result of various reasons , like obstruction , blind loop , poor motility , poor vascular supply , and due to partial obstruction etc , speak to your doctor , Diflucan will be one of the consideration for your treatment. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Health aniexty constant symptoms how do I no if I'm really ill my family say I'm fine but I don't believe them ?
U R Really Suffering: Living in a state of perpetual doubt takes its toll. And your primitive brain regions, in an effort to protect you from harm, are sounding a steady stream of false alarms. But those same primitive brain regions are very convincing as they are so freaked out. The higher thinking areas of your brain sound exhausted by this. Suggest learning about ocd - how it works. See: http://bit.Ly/15ggecx. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Panic: Panic attacks in panic disorder typically begin all of a sudden and out of the blue, symptoms usually peak within 10 minutes. Symptoms may include fear of loss of control /death, rapid heart rate, chest pain, sweating, tremor, shortness of breath, chills/hot flashes. Nausea, headache, faintness, tightness in throat & difficulty swallowing. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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