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Doctor insights on: The Benefits Of Dark Chocolate For Colitis

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Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 2 weeks cause colitis?

Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 2 weeks cause colitis?

Probably yes.: This is a lot of laxatives, way way beyond recommended dose. Laxatives act by irritation. It is not recommended for prolonged use. Laxative abuse, both acute and chronic, can lead to serious problems. ...Read more

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Colitis (Definition)

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Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 1 week cause colitis? It says on the box do not take for more than one week...

Can taking exlax chocolate chewables for 1 week cause colitis? It says on the box do not take for more than one week...

No, it doe not: Cause colitis. Rather, your body gets used to laxative and you will lose the ability to have BM without them (you wii get dependent on laxative)) ...Read more

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Is dark maroon bloody diaherra a sign of ulcerative colitis?

Is dark maroon bloody diaherra a sign of ulcerative colitis?

Not necessarily: It's a sign of bleeding somewhere in the intestine, usually upper intestine/stomach if its dark red blood. See your doctor. ...Read more

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Any brief opinion on the possible benefits, if any, of VSL#3 andof LDN for ulcerative colitis would be appreciated.

Any brief opinion on the possible benefits, if any, of VSL#3 andof LDN for ulcerative colitis would be appreciated.

Both may help: Those with ulcerative colitis usually have imbalances of GI flora and VSL#3 is a good choice to improve this.
Preliminary research shows LDN can help many autoimmune conditions including colits and is safe to try.
I recommend the book The Immune System Recovery Plan: A Doctor's 4-Step Program to Treat Autoimmune Disease by Susan Blum MD to all with autoimmune conditions like ulcerative colitis. ...Read more

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I have Crohn's colitis. What would make my stools go from really light in color to really dark?

I have Crohn's colitis. What would make my stools go from really light in color to really dark?

Blood: Blood in the upper GI tract often makes stool appear dark and sticky. Would recommend seeing your primary care provider or gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

Did anyone benefit from the surgery ileorectal anastomosis for ulcerative colitis?

Yes: This type of surgery which includes removal of all the colon and then an ileo-rectal pouch anastomosi is used for complicated ulcerative colitis, with complications that can be bleeding, transformation to pre-cancerous changes, or pain and fevers with failure of medications. It can be a very successful surgery with very good results, as long as the surgery is performed by a specialist in this. ...Read more

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I've had ulcerative colitis for 5 years. Lately my stool is solid, dark brown and skinny. I feel good. But what does my stool say of my health?

I've had ulcerative colitis for 5 years. Lately my stool is solid, dark brown and skinny. I feel good. But what does my stool say of my health?

Sounds healthy: Generally, solid, dark and skinny stool is suggestive of a healthy large bowel. This may be a signal that your bowel problems are under excellent control. Furthermore, that fact that you are feeling well supports this. If this is a drastic change from your previous bowel habits it would be prudent to discuss with your gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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Bad flatulence with intermittent dark green bowel movements. Gas X isn't helping. Could this be a gallbladder issue? Or is my colitis acting up?

Likely colitis: Gallbladder problems are typically right upper or mid-upper abdominal pain, sometimes radiating to the back, occasionally associated with nausea and/or vomiting, worse about 30-60' after eating, particularly after eating fatty/greasy foods. See your primary care more info in your specific case. Hope this helps! ...Read more

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Colitis from low blood flow with ulcers, elev Herat rate blood in stool and dark urine. Is this still IBS?

Colitis from low blood flow with ulcers, elev Herat rate blood in stool and dark urine. Is this still IBS?

Probably, UC or ER: Colitis untreated can lead to many complications, including colon cancer. I am hoping a colonoscopy with biopsy has already been done. However, there is no rule that there cannot be more than one process going on, although less likely. There could be viral hepatitis causing dark urine or acute nephritic syndrome with tea-colored urine. The pancreatitis and weight loss is scary in someone so young. ...Read more

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What is colitis?

A generic: Term for inflammation in the colon, better known as the large intestine. ...Read more

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Is colitis painful?

Usually but depends: Colitis is a general term, and there are many different types. Pain is a common symptom in many of them. ...Read more

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What is focal colitis?

Tummy Ache: Focal colitis is a general term for inflammation of a particular area of colon. Usually this is caused by food-borne illness or inflammatory bowel disease (like crohn's disease). Very rarely serious pathology like mesenteric ischemia can show a focal colitis but you would be extremely ill. Typically a colitis will resolve on its own, but can occasionally need antibiotics. ...Read more

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How do you cure colitis?

Need more info: Without knowing more about the type of colitis you have been diagnosed with, it's difficult to better guide you. If you can be more specific about what type of colitis you have we can better guide you. Know that some forms of colitis can't be cured but rather controlled in the long run. ...Read more

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Can you die from colitis?

Possible: Most colitis is treatable provided you don't let it go too far. Two types are particularly dangerous: ischemic colitis and c. Difficile colitis. Ulcerative colitis is particularly challenging but usually not immediately life threatening. ...Read more

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What is revolving colitis?

Probably a typo: There is no such thing as "revolving" colitis. This may be a misreading of the term "resolving" colitis, which simply means colitis which is improving. If it is getting better with what you're doing, you should stick with it. Good luck. ...Read more

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What is ulceritis colitis?

What is ulceritis colitis?

Ongoing irritation: Ulcerative colitis is inflammation of large intestine. It is an autoimmune condition, usually triggered by unhealthy lifestyle in genetically susceptible people.
Avoiding grains, lentils, milk products, potatoes, peppers, tomatoes help heal the intestine by reducing inflammation. Probonox probitic, vit D3, eating meats, veggies help.

For more info, check this: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ibd/index. Htm ...Read more

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How do I manage my colitis?

Many ways: Depends on type of colitis (infectious, inflammatory, ischemic), location of disease (rectum, left sided, entire colon), duration of disease and other meds that have been tried in the past. See a gastroenterologist or head to a tertiary center for a second opinion if you are not improving on current therapy and you have communicated this with your md. There are good therapies, assuming ibd cause. ...Read more

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How long does colitis last?

It depends...: ...on the cause. Some types are lifelong. Your doctor can advise you on whether and what type you may have and what to expect in the future. ...Read more

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What can I take for colitis?

Depends: On severity. In the case of mild to moderately severe ulcerative colitis, mesalamine may be sufficient. In the case of more severe colitis, one may need an immunomodulator (azathioprine or 6MP) or biologic (Remicade, Humira, (adalimumab) Entyvio). ...Read more

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Looking for what is colitis?

Variable: Technically, colitis is a general term for inflammation of the colon. This can include infectious as well as idiopathic such as ulcerative colitis, and crohns, and can also include ischemic and drug related causes. Colitis is non specific and making the correct diagnosis of the above will determine the proper treatment. ...Read more

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How do you diagnose colitis?

Colonoscopy: Colitis is an inflammation of the lower bowel. A direct visualization of the tissue lining the bowel is the most precise way to make the diagnosis. The patient is sedated and a colonoscope is inserted into the lower bowel to examine the tissue. A biopsy may be done during the procedure. ...Read more

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Is colitis common in the us?

Depends: There are many types of "colitis'; it is not uncommon for patients with bowel or abdominal problems to be advised that they have some type of 'colitis', although it may not necessarily be a serious 'disease'. ...Read more

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Help! What is acute colitis?

Many things: Acute means new or sudden onset. Colitis can come from many things: infectious, ischemic, ulcerative, crohn's, etc. Each type of colitis may be treated differently depending on its cause. Needs a complete medical evaluation with their doctor to determine the best coarse of treatment. ...Read more

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What causes ulcertive colitis?

What causes ulcertive colitis?

Not yet known: The exact cause of ulcerative colitis is not yet known. Certain foods and psychological stress can worsen ulcerative colitis but don't cause it. One possible cause is a problem in one's immune system. When one's immune system tries to fight off a virus or bacterial infection, an abnormal immune reaction can cause the immune system to attack the cells in one's own intestines. ...Read more

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What sort of disease is colitis?

Colon Inflammation: Colitis is the term which refers to inflammation of the large intestine otherwise known as the colon. Colitis can have many causes such as infection, lack of blood flow (ischemic), inflammatory bowel disease (ulcerative colitis, crohn's), etc. ...Read more

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What is colitis? How is it cured?

What is colitis? How is it cured?

Autoimmune Paleo: Inflammation of intestine
Detailed info: http://www. Cdc. Gov/ibd/index. Htm

To improve colitis, stop foods like grains, lentils, potatoes based items. Avoid nightshades (peppers, tomatoes, eggs) and milk protein. They cause inflammation

Eat flesh foods, vegetables, avocados, saturated fat (butter, coconut oil), olive oil. Probonix probiotic, vitD3 10k IU/day. You'll feel better in 1-4 months. ...Read more

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What are some symptoms of colitis?

What are some symptoms of colitis?

Link: See this website for detailed info: https://www. Cdc. Gov/ibd/ ...Read more