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Treatment Of Proctitis Following Colectomy
Sure it's proctitis?: Anal/rectal pain & swelling may be an indication of underlying disease--fissure, proctitis, fistula, abscess. Hemorrhoids may be exacerbated by increased pelvic congestion. Rectal prolapse is a outward bulging. Anal trauma of any kind may cause mechanical injury. Evaluation is recommended to distinguish serious vs less concerning reasons for symptoms before attempting treatment & missing diagnosis. ...Read more
FIrst: Prevention. Appropriate targets and dose limits; 2nd: anusol-hc suppositories for tenesmus, mucoid discharge. If blood, endoscopy and coagulation of bleeding vessels. These events usually occur after radiotherapy, adn bleeding i said to peak at 3 years post xrt. In theliterature and my practice, this is not common. Bleeding about 3-5 events in 100. ...Read more
My mum suffered from radiation proctitis for about 9 months already. Is there any cure or treatment? And any food restrictions?
Is argon plasma coagulation treatment useful for radiation proctitis and is it dangerous? Does it bring any side effects?
Blood in stool. Colonoscopy showed mild proctitis inflammation. Biopsies normal. Gi not worried, no treatment, no diagnosis. . Should I be worried. ?
Been seeing a colon rectal surgeon for internal hemorrhoids, had banding and laser treatment but still having rectal pain when I push to go to the bathroom. Could it be from the procedure or proctitis?
Is colectomy is the last choice for treatment ulcerative colitis ? Is colectomy a bad thing to patients ?
Not a simple answer: This is a complex issue beyond the scope of a 400 word answer. If you have tried all the usual treatments including biologics (humira for example) and immune modulating drugs (imuran for example) and have non or poorly responsive disease, then a colectomy is generally a better choice than a life of being a slave to your colon inflammation. ...Read more
Depends on the etiol: And response to certain treatments. Treatments involve office procedures where formalin soaked dressing is applied to affected areas to special suppositories to enemas. High fiber diet is also recommended to avoid diarrhea and constipation which can make the proctitis worse. Its usually managedby colorectal surgeons or GI docs. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Yes: This is a difficult illness that requires collaboration between your gastroenterologist and a skilled classical homeopath. But yes, i've seen homeopathy avail healing in ulcerative colitis/proctitis when standard treatments were not working. It's not "this remedy for proctitis", but need to understand you at a deep enough level that the individual way you suffer, becomes clear. Then can prescribe. ...Read more
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