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If have ulcerate colitis, should I use cyclosporine or inflekcimab or do surgery?

If have ulcerate colitis, should I use cyclosporine or inflekcimab or do surgery?

Surgery last resort: Optimal management of uc requires a good coop effort among your primary doctor, gastroenterologist and surgeon. Both immuno suppressant and biological as you mentioned have their roles in dz management. Though surgery can cure uc, it is usually the last option as it has it's own complication and will change your life forever. ...Read more

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Can you get ulceration on vulva from friction from intercourse? No pain at the time. And behcets has been mentioned previously bcArthritis and colitis

Can you get ulceration on vulva from friction from intercourse? No pain at the time. And behcets has been mentioned previously bcArthritis and colitis

Yes: Friction, hair cuts, infections can all cause ulcerations. See an ob-gyn to evaluate the area and get a correct diagnosis. You do want to be certain this is not a STD or herpes, as these can be spread to your partner. ...Read more

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What is ulcerative colitis?

What is ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative Colitis: UC is a autoimmune type disease in which there is an inflammatory response against the patients own cells of the colon. Common symptoms include pain, bloody diarrhea, weight loss and can lead to colon cancer. The disease requires treatment with medication and can also end up needing to be treated with surgery. ...Read more

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What are/is ulcerative colitis?

What are/is ulcerative colitis?

Inflammatory : Condition of unknown cause that causes cramps, diarrhea sometimes bloody, and GI absorption problems. Treatment requires anti-inflammatory drugs and sometimes even surgery. Complicated issue that is impossible to discuss in limited space here. ...Read more

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I am wondering what helps the symtoms of ulcerative colitis?

I am wondering what helps the symtoms of ulcerative colitis?

Many: There are many potential signs". Weight loss, diarrhea, abdominal pain, vomiting, iron deficiency, fatigue, blood in the stool, arthritis, fever. Any of these could be first signs. Its a tricky disease unfortunately. ...Read more

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What is done for ulcerative colitis?

What is done for ulcerative colitis?

Medications surgery: The mainstay of treatment is medical, however a small proportion of very sick patients end up needing a colectomy (removal of the colon). Medication regimen inlcudes a Mesalamine product (such as asacol), immunosuppresants (6mp, immuran), biologic agents (remicade, humira). Prednisone is used as little as possible and only to control acute flares. ...Read more

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What are ulcerative colitis symptoms?

Diarrhea: The most common symptoms include diarrhea, hematochezia (blood per rectum) and abdominal pain / cramps. Less common symptoms include constipation, tenesmus, fever, mucus per rectum and weight loss. ...Read more

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How is ulcerative colitis diagnosed?

Symptoms and : Via colonoscopy. Biopsies will be taken during the procedure and interpretation by a pathologist and may show characteristics of ulcerative colitis. Some additional lab work or imaging may be done as well. ...Read more

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How can ulcerative colitis be treated?

Ulcerative colitis: Initial treatment of ulcerative colitis involves medications similar to Aspirin which work to reduce the inflammation of the colon. For acute episodes steroids may also be used. For patients who do not respond to medical treatment or develop intestinal obstruction, rupture, uncontrollable bleeding, or severe infection, surgery may be needed. ...Read more

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What are tests for ulcerative colitis?

Ulcerative colitis: Ulcerative colitis can be relatively easy to diagnose because it normally affects only the colon and rectum and usually causes an obvious change in daily bowel habits, such as frequent stools containing blood or mucus. Your doctor will conduct a medical history and physical exam before doing other tests. ...Read more

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