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What is the best way to deal with abdominal pain with ulcerative colitis?

What is the best way to deal with abdominal pain with ulcerative colitis?

Get specialist care: Ulcerative colitis or proctitis (the name varies depending upon how much of the colon is involved) is a potentially serious inflammation of the colon. Pain is less frequent than some other symptoms. The questions a specialist needs to know are: how many watery bowel movements are you having a day? How much blood? Fever or chills? Do you feel ill? This isn't something you can manage on your own. ...Read more

Belly Pain (Definition)

Abdominal pain is pain that you feel anywhere between your chest and groin. This is often referred to as the stomach region or belly. Almost everyone experiences pain in the abdomen at one time or another. Most of the time, it is not caused by a serious medical problem. There are many organs in the abdomen. Pain in the abdomen can originate from any one of them, including: Organs related to digestion -- the end of the esophagus, stomach, small and large intestines, liver, gallbladder, and pancreas The aorta -- a large blood vessel that runs straight down the inside of the abdomen The appendix -- an organ in the lower right abdomen that no longer serves much function The kidneys -- two bean-shaped organs that lie deep within the abdominal cavity The spleen -- an organ involved in blood maintenance and infection control However, the pain may start from somewhere else -- like your chest or pelvic area. You may also have a generalized infection, such as the flu or strep throat, that affects many parts of your body. The intensity of the pain does not always reflect the seriousness of the condition causing the pain. Severe abdominal pain can be from mild conditions, such as gas or the cramping of viral gastroenteritis. On the other hand, relatively mild pain or no pain may be present with life-threatening conditions, such as cancer of the ...Read more


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Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

Signs and symptoms of mild ulcerative colitis? I know bloody, mucus stools and abdominal pain are symptoms.Are these symptoms present in mild disease?

They can be, but...: ...unless you get tested & appropriately treated there's no diagnosis. At this point, while ulcerative colitis is in the differential, there are many other possibilities to consider that present with the symptoms you describe. Please see your doctor now. ...Read more

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I have mild ulcerative colitis, today i had a sudden onset of severe abdominal pain/bloating, nasea and bright red blood should I go to er?

I have mild ulcerative colitis, today i had a sudden onset of severe abdominal pain/bloating, nasea and bright red blood should I go to er?

Yes: Ulcerative colitis is a chronic disease of the colon, in which the lining becomes inflamed and develops tiny ulcers. Uc is the result of an abnormal response by your body's immune system by sending white blood cells into the lining of the intestines, where they produce chronic inflammation and ulcerations. Uc can cause abdominal discomfort and frequent bowel movements and occasionally bleeding. ...Read more

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xarelto & Percocet for last wk. have severe abdominal pain w/ rectal bleeding. Could it be ulcerative colitis where diarrhea is stopped from opiods?

 xarelto & Percocet for last wk.  have severe abdominal pain w/ rectal bleeding. Could it be ulcerative colitis where diarrhea is stopped from opiods?

Hematochezia: It sounds like ther are many important variables regarding your question that make it a complex one. Yes xarelto can thin your blood and make you more prone to bleeding. Opioid medications usually have the side effect of causing constipation. ...Read more

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Red blood and mucus in stool.Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

Red blood and mucus in stool.Very strong history of colon cancer. Intense lower abdominal pain. Mother also has ulcerative colitis. Suggestions?

See a GI doc!: You are describing the symptoms of ulcerative colitis, which causes an increased risk of colon cancer. Other things could be going on, but any time you have bloody stool you must see a doctor! you will likely need a colonoscopy for diagnosis. ...Read more

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23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis ?!

23 year old male on and off loose stool, mild abdominal pain, excessive gas, bloating, nausea. I concerned Peptic ulcer or ulcerative colitis ?!

Vague GI complaints: This coul dbe symptoms of any number of GI disorders including peptic ulcer disease, infalmitory bowel disease, irritable bowel disease, or pancreatic insuficiency. Chronic infections could also cause this such as giardia. It would be best to have these symptoms evaluated with formal testing to arrive at a correct diagnosis. ...Read more

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Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?

Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?

Ulcerative colitis: Low abdominal pain could be from many different causes but in a patient with a history of uc i'd certainly be concerned about a flare-up. When's the last time you had a colonoscopy? It's probably time to see you gastroenterologist. ...Read more

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What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

What could cause colon diseases (specifically colitis and ulcerative colitis) and abdominal bloating problems?

SIJ Subluxation: ? About intestinal spasm causing inflammation, bleeding, & bloating. These are symptoms along a spectrum from mild (IBS) to severe diarrhea (Crohn's) to bleeding (Ulcerative Colitis). The likely etiology of these disorders are varying degrees of autonomic dysfunctions. IBS-D reflects parasympathetic overdrive & IBS-C reflects sympathetic overdrive. ...Read more

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I have ulcerative colitis. I take omnacortil-10(active ingredient : predinisolone) daily. My lower abdomen is swollen. What should I do?

I have ulcerative colitis. I take omnacortil-10(active ingredient : predinisolone) daily. My lower abdomen is swollen. What should I do?

Talk to your GI: Prednisone is only a rescue medicine-it can be coupledwith azothiaprine and other immune modulators as weii as immune agents such as humara for better control.You might also consider a5-asa compound such as Asacol (mesalamine) for mailtenance. ...Read more

Dr. Jonah Essers
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Ulcerative Colitis (Definition)

Ulcerative colitis (ul-sur-uh-tiv koe-lie-tis) is an inflammatory bowel disease (ibd) that causes long-lasting inflammation in part of your digestive tract. Ulcerative colitis usually affects only the innermost lining of your large intestine (colon) and rectum.There's no known cure for ulcerative colitis, but therapies are available that may dramatically reduce the signs ...Read more


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Ulcer (Definition)

An ulcer is a discontinuity or a break in a body membrane that impedes the normal functioning of the organ of which that membrane is a part. Ulcers are further classified by their location. Ulcers are usually caused by infections, excessive acid production, stress, ...Read more