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Ulcerative Colitis Barium Enema
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
Interested to know if people with ulcerative colitis have to take immunosuppressants and enema for the rest of their lives?
U/c: yes, this is an autoimmune issue. That why you have to take medication for life ...Read more
Have ulcerative colitis in sigmoid and ascending colon/cecum (just confirmed by colonoscopy). Will enema treat this (allergic to NSAIDs)?
Consider allergy ref: Thanks for your question. Depending on the NSAID allergy, sometimes it can be desensitized through introduction of small amounts initially, then gradual increase in dose under supervision by an allergy specialist. However, would discuss the side effects/risks/benefits with a specialist. ...Read more
I have ulcerative colitis. I am on pentasa tabs and messalamine rectal enema . Last 2 days my poop is green and I have had back spasms, swollen feet.
Had blood test checking CRP, ESR, iron levels, CBC all cam back negative. I'd likely to be Crohn's or ulcerative colitis ? How active id blood test ?
Is ulcerative colitis treated differently when the cause of the disease is different? If so what are the options?
No: We in the medical community do not know the exact cause of uc. It is an autoimmune/inflammatory process that attacks the colon. Treatment is aimed at reducing inflammation with medications or surgery to remove the colon. Uc patients also require frequent colonoscopies to screen for colon cancer. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Medications: ? Re how treat Ulcerative Colitis, UC. See a Gastroenterologist who specializes in UC. If symptoms persist despite therapies, ask the doctor if he would approve of the use of Cannabis. Do not use if he disapproves, and see a Cannabis Medicinal Consultant if he does approve. I have treated UC patients who have reported benefit from Cannabis. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Lots: Steroids (oral, iv, rectal); sulfasalazine (azulfidine) Mesalamine in various forms (oral, -lialda, asacol, pentasa, apriso, generic; rowasa, canasa-rectal suppositories or enemas); immunomodulators: 6 mercaptopurine, azathioprine (oral); biologics: infliximab, cyclosporine-iv); antibiotics; probiotics (e.g. Vsl3); surgery. ...Read more
Please tell me if there are any cases where immuno-suppressants won't be needed for ulcerative colitis?
Mild: Mild disease might be treated with 5-asa compounds instead of immunosuppressants. Additionally, limited disease (i.e. Disease limited to the left side of the colon) could be treated with oral 5-asa compounds or even enemas. So, you should have a conversation with your GI to determine what options are available to you. ...Read more
What to do if I have had ulcerative colitis for several moths now and am looking for anything that might help me?
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