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Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

Dr, My mom is receivig Asacol(mesalamine)tab. for ulcerative colitis, is there any alternative treatment?with minimal side effects?or suppository?

There is: but suppositories are useful only in Ulcerative Proctitis (lower rectum) Treatment for UC and , in fact, all inflammatory bowel disease has advanced a good deal since ASACOL! Your Mom should speak with her GI Doc! Hope this helps! Dr Z ...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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What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

What are your treatment options for ulcerative colitis?

See: http://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/ulcerative-colitis/basics/treatment/con-20043763

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Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Are there any promising trials for new ulcerative colitis treatments?

Trials for colitis: An open-label study of vedolizumab (mln0002) in patients with ulcerative colitis and crohn's disease this multicenter, 2-year open-label study will collect data on the occurrence of important clinical safety events resulting from chronic vedolizumab (mln0002) administration. ...Read more

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Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Treatment for mezalazine-resistant ulcerative colitis?

Several : There are several new agents such as remicaid that may be used. Surgery is also a good option for ulcerative colitis. Fecal transplant has also been reported to be effective. You should discuss these options with your doctor. ...Read more

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Dose having Ulcerative colitis go against ICSI treatment working for me?

UC and pregnancy: It depends. If your ulcerative colitis is well-controlled, your miscarriage rate will be slightly higher than the 1 in 6 of the general population and will, therefore, be followed as a high-risk pregnancy. Here is a good resource: http://www.ccfa.org/resources/pregnancy-and-ibd.html ...Read more

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What causes ulcerative colitis and does treatment always result in an ileostomy?

Ulcerative Colitis: UC is an autoimmune disease and having UC doesn't always mean you need to have an ileostomy. You need to see a GI doctor and get on an anti-inflammatory regimen to help control the symptoms. ...Read more

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Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Is it possible for ulcerative colitis to be so mild that you dont need treatment? Just dietary modification?

Yes: UC comes in a variety of places and penetrations. Hopefully you have a limited spectrum. You should have regular evaluations by a GI specialist even if you have mild disease. ...Read more

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What is the best treatment of ulcerative colitis steroid?

No: Steroids are a good thing if other treatments should fail. You should check with a gastroenterologist. They are useful in severe disease but not first line. ...Read more

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What is the treatment for ulcerative colitis?

Medical: See a family doctor or gastroenterologist for evaluation & selection of the right medication for your specific conditions. Surgery used rarely. Colonoscopy surveillance likely indicated for most patients. ...Read more

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Dr. Scott Bolhack
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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


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Colitis (Definition)

Colitis is inflammation or infection of ...Read more