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Ulcerative Colitis Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Yes : There is an overlap between patients who have ibd and ibs.See 1 more doctor answer
The gastrointestinal tract starts at the mouth, travel down the tunnel (esophagus), which connects to the stomach, which then empties into the duodenum, jejunum, and ileum---the three parts of the small intestine (@25 feet). This empties into the colon or large intestine (about 5 feet), which then becomes the sigmoid colon, rectum and out the anus. So, every morsel eaten ...Read more
What do you suggest if my doctor prescribed amitryptiline for colitis/irritable bowel syndrome but would like to know if there?
For how long should I avoid black and strong ground roast coffee prepared in a french press if I have colitis/irritable bowel syndrome?
I would stay: Away from such sources as caffeine in either case as it increases acid production and dehydrates, leading to constipation and potentially worsening your symptoms. That being said colitis and irritable bowel are 2 completely different entities! they are not synonymous. Make sure your diagnosis is clearto you and your doctor.
Please tell me, could amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis?
With supervision: The key is to have amitryptiline supervised by your doc. He/she will need to potentially monitor your heart rhythm and to counsel you against the potential side effects of the medication, which can include constipation, dry mouth, and dry eyes. However, if it is working, then it is potentially a good long-term medication. If it is not helping after 3 months, you should stop it.
Potentially: There is no absolute time limit that can stay on this medication. If you find that it is helping with your ibs symptoms and you don't experience any side effects, your doctor may recommend that you maintain this therapy for the long term. Please note that ibs and colitis are not the same thing. While Amitriptyline has been used with some success in ibs, it does not treat colitis.
Can amitryptiline be taken indefinitely for someone who has irritable bowel syndrome/colitis? Need expert opinions!
IBS: Amitriptyline has strong anti-cholingeric effects and is not recommended particularly someone who has constipating form of IBS. The Amitriptyline would cause the bowels to slow. Why are you taking this medication anyways? Possibly there is better natural alternative.
I have BAD ulcerative colitis, it feels as though theres a piranha eating my stomach. I have 100% piece of bowel lining in my poo, i feel like im dyin?
UC flare: You may be describing a flare of your ulcerative colitis. This deserves immediate attention to avoid what can be very significant (and potentially life-threatening) complications. PLEASE, seek emergency care now.
Does having hemmroids mean that you likely have inflammatory bowel disease(crohns, ulcerative colitis, etc)?
People diagnosed with ulcerative colitis. Are they prone to othe bowel problems such as diverticulitis?
No bowel movement for 3 weeks. Was diagnosed with ulcerative colitis back in 2002 but had no symptoms for the past 7 years. Could this be connected?
Constipation: Time to go see your gp, especially any time you notice a persistent change in your bowel habits. Going w/o bowel movement for 3wks isn't healthy & suggests possible obstruction or impaction, which could be related to inflammatory bowel disease. If you have any abdominal pain, don't wait for monday. Go directly to your nearest a&e.See 3 more doctor answers
My 14 yr. Old son has severe ulcerative colitis...He is on remecaid. He has a real bowel movement last night but this morning had loose, black stool. ?
Black stool: Call his GI doctor as this could indicate a serious issue.
Can ulcerative colitis and tropical sprue sometimes occur Together.Diagnosed with ulcerative colitis and inflammation in small intestine due to e.coli?
Depends: Ulcerative colitis can affect the terminal ileum and if that is the only part of small intestine affected, there is no need to invoke a second disease. This should best be discussed with your doctor who has more information about your health.
What part of the intestine is effected if a patient with ulcerative colitis has constant constipation?
Experiencing sharp, intermittent, burning pains in lower abdomen. Past history of ulcerative colitis, no current symptoms, no flare-up in 10 yrs.?
I have ulcerative colitis. I take omnacortil-10(active ingredient : predinisolone) daily. My lower abdomen is swollen. What should I do?
Medical treatment: Is successful in majority of cases. If you develop complications such as bleeding, perforation, cancer, or intractability despite optimum medical treatment, then surgery might become necessary.
No cure: Currently there is no known "cure" for ulcerative colitis, however your doctor will work to find the right medications to keep your symptoms as controlled as possible. Many people are completely symptom free once they find the right medications.
Vague: The question is vague but i'll answer in two different ways. Chronic inflammation and diarrhea from uc can do can cause weight loss. The best way to maintain your weight is to take the appropriate medications to heal your bowel. Additionally, eat well--three square meals per day! patients with uc can also gain weight if they are on Prednisone for a long time. It is a side effect. Hope this helps.
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 ...Read more
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